Orange Chicken Meatballs

Everyone loves a good cocktail meatball and sometimes the traditional BBQ meatballs needs a fresh makeover. Try this sweet, spicy and tangy meatball using blood orange juice to switch up your party appetizer menu. Sometimes a traditional dish needs a new twist to liven up your holiday party.

As seen on KARE 11 on 12/16/2014 

As seen on WCCO 4 on 12/22/2014 

As seen on FOX 9 on 2/11/2015


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  • 1. In a medium bowl, stir together the Panko bread crumbs, parsley, eggs, milk, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tablespoon grated ginger, salt and black pepper.
  • 2. Add the ground chicken and gently stir to combine. Form meat into walnut sized meatballs and set on a platter.
  • 3. Heat the sesame seed oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • 4. Working in batches, brown up the meatballs for about 6-8 minutes turning several times to brown on each side, remove cooked meatballs to a bowl and repeat until all the meatballs are cooked.
  • 5. Next, add the remaining 3 cloves of minced garlic and tablespoon of ginger as well as the soy sauce, orange zest, orange juice, brown sugar, red pepper flakes, cornstarch and green onions to the skillet and cook over medium heat for 4-6 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.
  • 6. Place the meatballs back into the skillet, stir gently to coat the meatballs and serve hot.