This easy and completely Molasses Bourbon BBQ Glazed Chicken Meatballs recipe is sure to be a hit thanks to its BBQ flavorful glaze!
Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Keyword: Chicken, Meal Prep
Author: Meal Prep on Fleek
1/2Gluten-free Panko Breadcrumbs
1tsp.Ground Black Pepper
1tsp.Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Avocado Oil Spray
1cupBBQ Saucepreferably Memphis style
3/4Cooked Brown Rice with 1/4 Cooked Quinoa
Preheat oven to 400℉ and line a baking sheet with foil sprayed with avocado oil - set aside.
Get started on the glaze by pouring bourbon into a saucepot over medium/high heat and let simmer for ~15 minutes.
Next, stir in remaining glaze ingredients and let simmer ~20-30 minutes or until thickened and color has darkened — stirring occasionally. Once finished (if before the meatballs), keep glaze heated on low to keep warm.
Now, stir together in a medium bowl the egg and ground chicken until well combined. Then, gently mix in the remaining ingredients.
Scoop mixture in one tablespoon amounts int your palm and roll into a ball, then place on a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Tip: If meatballs are sticking to your hands, spray a bit of oil on them and then roll out meatballs.
Place meatballs on middle oven rack and bake for ~20-25 minutes or until fully cooked (reaching an internal temperature of 165℉). Then, toss meatballs in the glaze.
Serve with sides, store, and enjoy!
*You can swap out the Bourbon for an additional half cup of BBQ sauce. Please note that the alcohol cooks away once heated.