Chicken meatballs with soy glaze
Prep time: 5 to 10 minutes. Cook time: 40 minutes. Servings: Makes 1 dozen meatballs or more depending on size.
Even though the holidays are past, all the New Year's Eve parties and holiday get-togethers still have party foods on my mind. And with the Super Bowl and an entire year of parties ahead of us, it's good to have an appetizer in your back pocket. What better way to show up at a party than with crowd-pleasing favorites like easy-to-devour meatballs? Delicately formed bite-sized ones inevitably clear out the competition in the snacky handheld foods department because they boast more sustenance than nuts, more flavor than crackers, and more nourishment than cupcakes.
While you may be accustomed to enjoying beef or pork meatballs tossed with your spaghetti and tomato sauce, don't be so quick to dismiss their festive allure. Use chicken instead of traditional meat and top with a sophisticated glaze to produce a beautiful platter worth celebrating on any day.
This recipe for delectable chicken meatballs is inspired by the bold and vibrant ingredients commonly used in Asian cuisines. Made with ground chicken, scallions, and cilantro, these meatballs are pan-fried, then served with a sauce you'll want to put on everything. Brown sugar, water, soy, sweet mirin, minced ginger, and ground coriander are reduced together to yield a sweet and savory glaze. Use toothpicks for easy pickup or serve wrapped in butter lettuce leaves for a crisp bite.