These Gluten-free, Baked, Spicy Chicken Meatballs are so easy to make and are delicious dipped in your favorite sauce or dropped into a curry.
The best plate of spaghetti and meatballs I ever had was a few years ago at a friend's home. It was such a simple meal. No salad or sides. No fancy dishes. Just one large pot of perfectly cooked spaghetti and an equally large pot of deliciously spiced meatballs swimming in one heck of a scrumptious sauce.
I'm not a huge beef eater so for a second I contemplated only serving some spaghetti and some sauce onto my plate. But, that ladle of sauce I plopped onto my plate of spaghetti had a small stray piece of a meatball in it.
One taste and I was hooked. I ended up devouring almost 4 large meatballs that night. When I asked my friend for the recipe, his measurements (much like my mom's) included a "pinch", a "drizzle", and a "handful".
Needless to say, I never tried to recreate those meatballs. I didn't want to ruin my memory of them.
But, over the years I have tried my hand at making a wide variety of turkey, chicken and veggie balls. Some of them, like these Cheese Stuffed Turkey Balls and these Meatless Veggie Balls, I have shared here. And today I have these Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs to share.
This is such a simple recipe. A dump-all-the-ingredients-together-and-mix-and-bake kinda recipe. My daughter and I enjoy these Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs on those nights when we are out of pre-prepped meals like this Garlic Pumpkin Soup as these Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs are so easy and quick to whip up.
You probably have most or all of these ingredients hanging out in your pantry and refrigerator.
What makes these Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs So Delicious...
The only time consuming thing I did was to grate the onion and ginger just so it was more evenly distributed throughout the meatballs. Also, as I wanted to keep these Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs small and bite-sized, I didn't want large chunks of onion or ginger sticking out.
And, I found that spraying these chicken meatballs lightly with some cooking oil spray before baking and immediately after they are pulled out of the oven, keeps them so juicy!
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