Looking for the perfect party appetizer? These saucy Asian meatballs are what you need! They’re tender, juicy and smothered in the most delicious soy glaze. Perfect for small gatherings or weeknight dinner. This saucy Asian meatball recipe needs to be added to your next meal plan or party menu.

Saucy Asian Meatballs- Healthyish Foods

About these Asian Inspired Meatballs

This recipe is so delicious and easy to make. Made from a few simple, healthy ingredients, you’ll be blown away by how much flavor these mini meatballs pack. The outside has a perfectly crispy golden-brown sear, while the center is juicy and tender. You can really taste the fresh herbs and delicious Asian inspired flavors. Top these Asian inspired meatballs with sticky soy glaze and these meatballs are hard to resist. I can guarantee that once you bring these out, they will not last long.

Serve these meatballs with mini forks or toothpicks for easy eating. This recipe makes 28-30 mini meatballs with homemade soy glaze. If you makes these meatballs as a meal prep item through the week, serve these meatballs with cooked rice or rice noodles. You can add some steamed broccoli or bok choy. Adding the rice and vegetables make for a delicious hearty meal. Please see below for the nutritional information. It reflects the meatballs and soy glaze only.


Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat these mini meatballs in the microwave until heated through. Looking for more meatball recipes? Try my BBQ chicken meatballs or my Greek meatballs with tzatziki sauce. Another tasty option are my chicken parmesan mini meatball burgers.

Saucy Asian Meatballs- Healthyish Foods
Saucy Asian Meatballs- Healthyish Foods
Saucy Asian Meatballs- Healthyish Foods

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Looking for the perfect party appetizer? These saucy Asian meatballs are what you need! They're tender, juicy and smothered in the most delicious soy glaze.
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Asian meatball mixture:

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup shallots, diced very small- almost minced
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced – about 1 clove
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced be sure to remove the skin before mincing
  • 1.5 tablespoons chives, chopped very small
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Soy Glaze

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1.5 teaspoons cornstarch
  • pinch red pepper flakes

Optional toppings:

  • sesame seeds
  • chives
  • scallions


  • 1 8×8 baking dish
  • 1 11-inch skillet
  • 11 mixing bowl


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Gently spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray. Set it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, egg, soy sauce, finely diced shallots, minced garlic, minced ginger, chopped chives, onion powder, and salt.
  • Once well blended, fold in the panko breadcrumbs and form the mixture into mini meatballs. I was able to get 30 mini meatballs.
  • Grab an 11-inch skillet and add 1 cup of vegetable oil. Heat the oil over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, begin adding the mini meatballs. Turn frequently to prevent burning.
  • Once all sides are golden brown place the meatballs on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  • Next, place the meatballs in the prepared baking dish. Cover them with foil and finish baking them in the oven.
  • I baked mine for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through.

Prepare the Soy Glaze

  • Combine the low sodium soy sauce, chicken stock, rice vinegar, light brown sugar, sesame oil, and cornstarch in a mixing bowl. Whisk well.
  • In an 11-inch skillet, heat the avocado oil. Once hot add the minced ginger and garlic. Saute until fragrant.
  • Next, add the soy sauce mixture to the pan. Simmer over low heat whisking frequently until the sauce reaches your desired thickness.

Assemble the Dish

  • Remove the meatballs from the oven, place them in the pan with the soy glaze. Toss everything until well coated.
  • Top with extra chopped chives and sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 46kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 246mg, Potassium: 113mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 16IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 9mg, Iron: 1mg