Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs - juicy and moist chicken meatballs with sweet and savory teriyaki sauce. These meatballs are so good you'll want them every day!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 320 kcal


  • 1 lb. boneless skineless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 dashes black pepper
  • Oil for shallow frying
  • 1/3 cup Japanese mirin sweet rice wine
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • White sesame optional
  • Chopped scallion or cilantro optional


  1. Blend the chicken, onion, garlic, egg white, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor until well combined. Wet both hands with some water and shape the ground chicken into meatballs and lay on a plate lined with parchment paper. Heat up a pan or skillet with some oil, shallow fry the meatballs until lightly browned or cooked through.
  2. Remove the excess oil from the pan or skillet. Lower the heat to medium-low and add the Japanese mirin, soy sauce and sugar. Stir well with the chicken meatballs. Simmer and cook until the sauce slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Top with sesame and chopped scallion or cilantro, if using. Dish out and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 3.7g 19%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 701mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 13.9g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 8.6g
Protein 27.5g 55%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.