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Skip The Take Out And Try These Baked Orange Chicken Meatballs

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Leave the take out menus for another night and try these easy to make Baked Orange Chicken Meatballs. They are perfect to have for any dinner or even to prepare in advance for lunch the next day.

Get in control of your food by knowing exactly what is in your meal. Super easy to make and only take about a half hour to prepare so you will have these fresh meatballs ready before the delivery driver even would have made it to your house!

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Ingredients:

Meatballs

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1.4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp scallions, minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Sauce

  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.  

Combine your milk and Panko breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Stir it and then set aside for 5 minutes.

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Using a large bowl, add your chicken, garlic and ginger.

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Then add your scallions, soy sauce, salt, and pepper.

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Then add your milk-soaked breadcrumbs to the mixture and stir it up.

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For your meatballs by hand using approximately 2-3 tbsp of the mixture per meatball.

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Place them in a greased mini muffin tin and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

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While the meatballs cook, prepare your orange sauce by adding the sesame oil and olive oil in a small sauce pan on a medium-low heat.

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Add your garlic cloves and ginger and let cook for about 2 minutes until the garlic and ginger are golden brown.

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Once your garlic and ginger are cooked enough add the red pepper flakes, orange marmalade and hoisin sauce and stir until thickened.

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When your sauce is ready, pour it over the meatballs in a dish and toss until all of the meatballs are coated.

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Serve with a little garnish and some rice and you wont be needing those take out menus anymore!

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