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Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins
These make-ahead Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs are light, lean and bursting with fresh, vibrant flavor. Serve them as an appetizer or main course!
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Keyword: Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
Calories: 35 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ medium onion finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped red pepper
  • cup panko breadcrumbs plus more for rolling,if desired
  • 1 egg
  • 2 medium cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • olive oil cooking spray or olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 425˚F. Line a pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place all meatball ingredients in a medium-large bowl and mix together with a sturdy spatula.
  3. Scoop into 2 tablespoon-size portions then wet hands and roll into balls. If desired, place about ½ cup of Panko crumbs in a medium-size bowl. Roll each ball in the extra crumbs. Place meatballs about 1-inch apart on the prepared sheet pan.

  4. Spray meatballs with olive oil cooking spray or drizzle lightly with olive oil.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until beginning to turn golden in spots. Remove from oven and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for additional instructions and helpful tips.

Makes 25-30 meatballs

Nutrition Facts
Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 35 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 93mg3%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 110IU2%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.