Barbeque Chicken Meatballs recipe

This is a twist on the traditional meatball, same fun shape but deliciously different flavors. Serve made into sandwiches or with traditional BBQ sides like coleslaw and macaroni and cheese. Makes 12 meatballs.


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 3 cups barbecue sauce


  1. Preheat oven to broil.

  2. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except the barbecue sauce.

  3. Loosely form into 1 inch size balls, do not pack tightly or they will be tough.

  4. Place in a baking dish in one layer and broil until browned, about 8 minutes.

  5. Turn the oven down to 300F. Pour the barbecue sauce over and continue cooking until cooked through, about 10 minutes.

  6. Serve hot.

Author: Rachael Daylong.

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1 lbabout 454g (453.59 grams based on 453.59 grams in a pound)
cupabout 59ml (59.1475 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)
3 cupsabout 710ml (709.77 mililitres based on 236.59 mililitres in a US cup)


Published: October 12, 2011