Chicken Meatballs

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These little skewered chicken meatballs are the perfect pre-game starter. I love their gingery kick, and the thin flour coating helps them brown better, giving them a nice flavourful caramelized crusty outside. This recipe works well for making chicken burgers too, with Gochujang Mayonnaise slathered on top.


Makes 20 meatballs

  • 500g (1lb 2oz) chicken mince, preferably thigh meat
  • 3 spring onions, thinly sliced at an angle 2 tsp garlic, peeled and grated
  • 1 tbsp ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g (2oz) panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp whole milk
  • 2 tbsp gochujang (Korean chilli paste)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 11⁄2 tsp sea salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • vegetable oil, for frying



  1. For the meatballs, in a large bowl, gently mix together the chicken mince, spring onions, garlic, ginger, egg, panko, milk, gochujang, soy sauce, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
  2. Form the mixture into about 20 golf ball-sized (35g/11⁄4oz) meatballs. Spoon the flour onto a plate, then roll the meatballs in the flour, shaking off the excess.
  3. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium–high heat. Drizzle generously with oil. Working in batches so as not to overcrowd the pan, place the meatballs in the pan and fry for about 5–6 minutes, until cooked through, rotating often to cook evenly.
  4. Serve the meatballs immediately with skewers, garnished with chives and sesame seeds, with Sriracha or gochujang mayonnaise on the side.

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