Orange Chicken Meatballs


Who loves thirty minute meals? i do know I do!! These orange chicken meatballs have quickly become a family favorite. They’re super straightforward to create, crazy flavourful and everybody loves them!

I’m not gonna lie, mealtime has been crazy latterly. Our fry and newborn each wish to be command at an equivalent time, which implies meal school assignment is just about non-existent. We’ve been projecting to the recipes we all know and love, ones that ar super fast and dirty the fewest dishes attainable. That’s wherever these delicious orange glazed meatballs are available. They’re a lightened-up, speedy version of my higher than takeout orange chicken. And they’re altogether accomplishable in only thirty minutes!

While the meatballs ar baking you'll build the sauce, steam veggies and cook some rice to travel together with them. i really like exploitation my Ziploc steam luggage for the veggies… they’re timesavers, no lifesavers. I swear, we have a tendency to wouldn’t eat veggies at dinner if it weren’t for them! As shortly because the meatballs begin of the kitchen appliance (it ought to be regarding an equivalent time because the sauce is done) place them during a bowl and pour the thickened sauce over them. Toss them and permit them to rest for a number of minutes before serving them.

Everyone can love these sweet, zesty, orange chicken meatballs. Not solely ar they fry (and husband) approved, however they’re a breeze to create and style similar to takeout!


For the meatballs

  • ¼ c. milk
  • ½ c. panko breadcrumbs
  • 1½ lb. ground chicken
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. green onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

For the sauce:

  • ½ c. low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ c. freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp. freshly grated orange zest
  • ½ c. granulated sugar or honey
  • ⅓ c. white or rice vinegar
  • ¼ c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp. cold water
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a standard size baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat, set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the milk and panko breadcrumbs. Allow to soak for 5 minutes. Add the chicken, egg, garlic, green onion, soy sauce, ginger, salt and pepper. Using your hands, mix together just until combined (overworking it will cause the meatballs to be dense).
  3. Shape into meatballs and place onto the prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until cooked throughout (internal temperature of 165).
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan set over medium-low heat, combine the chicken broth, orange juice, orange zest, sugar or honey, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, black pepper and red pepper flakes. Bring the mixture to a low simmer. In a small bowl whisk together the cold water and cornstarch, add to the saucepan. Whisk until combined, continue cooking for 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens (I usually let mine go for about 8 minutes).
  5. Place the meatballs in a large bowl and cover with sauce. Toss to coat, serve hot

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