Baked Orange Chicken Meatballs
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Serves: approximately 40 meatballs
 
These gluten-free orange chicken meatballs take all the takeout classics flavors you love and cram them in an easy baked meatball. Meal prep these on the weekend for a week of lunches you will REALLY love.
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds ground chicken
  • ½ cup gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger (I love the refrigerated tubes for ease)
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Optional, but fun: scallions & sesame seeds for garnish
  • For Sauce: 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ½ cup gluten-free hoisin sauce
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1¼ cup orange juice
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Grease two baking pans for meatballs.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together your ground chicken, breadcrumbs, soy sauce, minced ginger, minced garlic, and salt.
  3. In prepared pans, scoop or shape with hands your chicken meatballs. These are delicate and sticky, but will bake up light and lovely.
  4. Once all your meatballs are shaped, slide these into the oven to bake for ten minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together your orange juice, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic, minced ginger, and salt with a whisk.
  6. In another separate small bowl, mix together two tablespoons cornstarch with two tablespoons water. Mix until there are no clumps and it is well mixed.
  7. Add the cornstarch mixture to the sauce and whisk it all together.
  8. Once the meatballs have baked for ten minutes, evenly pour your sauce over the meatballs. Slide these bake into the oven for another 5-7 minutes or until the sauce is thick and bubbly and the meatballs are cooked through.
  9. Spoon these, with the sauce, on top of rice or quinoa or serve plain with your favorite veggies. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.
Recipe by MomAdvice at https://www.momadvice.com/blog/2018/08/baked-orange-chicken-meatballs