Chicken Meatball Recipe

Peanut Butter and Jelly Meatballs

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Make this fun meatball recipe for appetizers, dinner or lunch on the go! Ground chicken meatballs dipped into either a peanut butter sauce or a jelly dipping sauce – or both!



  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 batch of peanut sauce, if using store bought you’ll need about a cup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

For the Peanut Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped or minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice

For the Jelly sauce:

  • 3/4 c. raspberry jelly
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Start the peanut sauce by adding all the ingredients to a small pot. Warm the sauce over medium-low heat stirring often until the peanut butter is mixed together with the other ingredients and warmed through (about 5 minutes) Cover and remove from the heat.
  3. Add the chicken, egg, 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs, 1/3 cup of the peanut sauce, salt and brown sugar to a bowl and mix well.
  4. Place the remaining cup of breadcrumbs in a bowl and set aside.
  5. Using a 2 teaspoon scoop (or clean hands sprayed with cooking spray) portion out a meatball and drop it into the bowl of breadcrumbs. Coat the meatball entirely with the breadcrumbs and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining meatball until are are coated.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
  7. While the meatballs are baking you can make the raspberry sauce by adding the jelly and water to a small saucepan. Stir and heat until the jelly has liquified (about 5 minutes), then cover and remove from the heat.
  8. Serve the meatballs with the jelly sauce and the rest of the peanut sauce for dipping.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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