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Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Author Laura Doerr


  • 20 All Purpose Chicken Meatballs recipe linked in blog post
  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce or Franks red hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 scallions chopped for garnish


  1. In a medium skillet, whisk together all of the ingredients (except the meatballs and scallions). Heat over medium heat until boiling. Reduce heat and whisk until sugar is dissolved. Taste for sweet/heat balance. If you like it sweeter add more brown sugar, 1 tbsp at a time. Add additional sriracha or hot sauce for more heat.

  2. Stir in All Purpose Meatballs. They can be frozen or thawed. Heat over med-low, stirring occasionally until meatballs are heated through.

  3. Serve over rice or alongside veggies. Or simply serve as an appetizer on their own. Garnish with chopped scallions.