Hoisin-Glazed Chicken Meatballs 

Dinner tonight was the Hoisin-Glazed Chicken Meatballs from lovely folks at Blue Apron. Everything is packaged up so nicely.

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So, let’s get down to it and open up everything that was in the box for this dish.

Ingredients:

  • 10 oz ground chicken
  • 3/4 cup long grain brown rice
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 scallions
  • 1 zucchini

In the cute little brown bag labeled knick knacks:

  • 2 teaspoons black & white sesame seeds
  • 1 1-inch piece ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Sambal Oelek
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup soy glaze

I had toldTthe Mister that I was going to stick to the recipe cards as closely as possible. I generally like to change things up but told him I’d try to stick to the recipe.

Heh, having said that — the first change was to the rice. The Mister really doesn’t like brown rice so I switched it to some Jasmine rice that I have in the pantry. I got that started in my trusty rice cooker.

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Next I prepped the ingredients according to the recipe card — wash & dry the fresh produce, cut up the zucchini, peel and mince the garlic and ginger, and cut up the scallions, separating the white from the green.

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In a large nonstick pan, heat 2 teaspoons of oil on medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger and the white bottoms of the scallions. Cook for several minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer to a large bowl and wipe out the pan.

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In the same large bowl add the ground chicken, panko breadcrumbs, 1/4 of the hoisin sauce, 1/4 of the soy glaze and as much of the sambal oelek as you’d like. We like spicy so I added the entire container. We are not wild about too much sweet so I left the hoisin sauce out of this step. Mix until combined well.

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Form into 12-14 meatballs.

Heat 2 teaspoons of oil on medium and add the meatballs. Cook 4-6 minutes or until browned on all sides.

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It took 10 minutes for me to feel the meatballs were done.

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Remove the meatballs but keep the brown yummy bits in the pan. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and slightly softened.

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Add the meatballs back into the skillet along with the remaining hoisin sauce (I omitted this), soy glaze and 1/2 cup of water. Cook, stirring occasionally for 3-5 minutes until the sauce has thickened a little.

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Time to plate! A bed of rice is topped with the meatballs, zucchini and a little sauce. Garnish with the green tops of the scallions and the sesame seeds.

This was a tasty dish that was easy and flavorful. The meatballs were nice and moist and savory.  When I fix this again I plan to make it less sweet and much more spicy.

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Categories: Poultry

4 Comments on “Hoisin-Glazed Chicken Meatballs ”

  1. Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 7:29 pm #

    … and it looks just like the picture, GREAT JOB Mrs. B! ⭐

    • Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 8:05 pm #

      Thank you! I was pleased with they way it all turned out and happy with the taste too!

  2. Jane Kalin
    Friday, June 19, 2015 at 7:58 am #

    DAMN, how I’ve missed your posts, Mrs. Beeeeeeeans! This one was just as perfectly done and inspiring as is everything you tell us about.
    Jeepers..
    Stop going away.

    • Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:09 pm #

      Let’s hope I can keep it up! 😀 *smOOch*

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