Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

These Firecracker Chicken Meatballs are full of tasty hot flavor and are perfect for parties and events! They take about 20 minutes to prep and just 12 minutes in the oven. Drizzle them in sweet hot sauce for that extra tangy taste. Brought you to by our very own – @tabithatalksfood.

Firecracker Chicken Meatballs WholeYum
  • 10-15 minutes
  • 1 Servings
  • 1 cals


  • ½ cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small pot, combine hot sauce and next 6 ingredients. Heat to boiling, then turn to lowest heat setting and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken and next 7 ingredients. Use hands to mix the ingredients together until fully incorporated, do not over mix (this will dry out the chicken).
  4. Lightly wet hands with water and form about 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture into even sized meatballs. Place the meatballs onto the lined baking sheet. 1 pound of chicken should yield about 12 meatballs.
  5. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked. Set aside.
  6. Place meatballs into the sauce to coat. Place meatballs back onto the baking sheet and bake for an additional 2 minutes. Drizzle or brush more sauce if desired.
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