Baked Orange Chicken Meatballs Are The Perfect Dinner For Any Occasion

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In many households, dinner is a very special occasion and it may be the only time of the day that we actually see the rest of our family. Although we may not sit down for a traditional meal as we used to, it does bring us together in a rather unique way. At times, you may want a sit down meal and these baked orange chicken meatballs are the perfect way to invite the rest of the family for something to eat.

Many of us tend to grab the food that we eat quickly and we may even eat out more often then we eat in. It’s time to change that, because making your own food allows you to know exactly what is going into it and you can prepare something that is delicious for the entire family. Why not start tonight with this recipe? It will quickly become a family favorite.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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