Game-Day Thai Chicken Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


12 servings

Updated: Jan. 04, 2023
These Thai chicken meatballs make a great game-day snack. We also like to serve them as a main dish over stir-fried veggies. —Merry Graham, Newhall, California
Game-Day Thai Chicken Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken


  1. Preheat air fryer to 350°. In a small bowl, combine chili sauce, lime juice, ketchup and soy sauce; reserve 1/2 cup for serving. In a large bowl, combine egg, bread crumbs, green onion, cilantro, salt, garlic powder and remaining 4 tablespoons chili sauce mixture. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 12 balls.
  2. In batches, arrange meatballs in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes. Turn and cook until lightly browned and cooked through, 4-5 minutes longer. Serve with reserved sauce; sprinkle with additional cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

1 meatball: 98 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 369mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.