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The BEST EVER Thai Peanut Chicken Meatballs

Published on June 21, 2024 by Sarah Troester
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Thai peanut chicken meatballs are baked and ready to go for a quick and easy dinner or meal prep. Juicy, melt in your mouth Thai flavored meatballs smothered in a creamy peanut sauce taste like restaurant quality. These meatballs are super easy to make at home and never fail to impress!

As a busy mom, meal prepping is my saving grace! When it comes to feeding my family delicious and nutritious meals throughout the week, I love an easy ready-to-go meal. One of my go-to recipes that never fails to impress is my Thai peanut chicken meatballs.

Not only are these easy-to-make meatballs bursting with flavor–they taste like something you would order from a fancy restaurant. And the best part? They are incredibly easy to make at home. This meal is the perfect addition to any busy weeknight dinner or meal prep rotation.

These meatballs are a hit with the whole family! While at the same time, this recipe gives me the satisfaction of knowing that I can whip up restaurant-quality meals right in my own kitchen. Get ready to add this easy thai peanut chicken meatballs recipe to your rotation!

why your whole family will love thai peanut chicken meatballs

  • Flavorful Taste: Thai peanut chicken meatballs offer a delicious fusion of thai and asian flavors. The nutty richness of peanut butter complements the savory umami of soy sauce and the hint of spice from the sriracha.
  • Easy to Make: This recipe is simple and straightforward, making it an ideal choice for busy families. It’s a quick and delicious meal option with simple ingredients.
  • Versatile Meal Option: Enjoy your Thai meatballs many different ways, from serving them as a main dish with rice or noodles to using them as a tasty appetizer or snack.
  • Kid-Friendly: The mild yet flavorful profile of thai peanut chicken meatballs makes them a hit with kids. Additionally, the combination of familiar ingredients like ground chicken and breadcrumbs with exotic flavors of peanut butter and soy sauce introduces children to new and exciting flavors in a comfortable way.
  • Meal-Prep Friendly: You can easily make a big batch of these meatballs in advance and store them in the fridge or freezer for quick and easy meals throughout the week. This makes meal time a breeze and ensures that delicious, homemade food is always within reach for busy families.

ingredients

To make this easy baked meatballs recipe, you’ll need a few ingredients that you can get at almost any grocery store or even online.

Here’s what we are working with:

baked thai meatballs
  • ground chicken
  • breadcrumbs
  • cilantro
  • garlic
  • peanut butter
  • soy sauce
  • sriracha sauce
  • sesame oil
  • egg
the easiest peanut sauce
  • peanut butter
  • soy sauce
  • honey
  • sriracha sauce
  • lime juice

how to make thai chicken meatballs with peanut sauce

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, cilantro, garlic, peanut butter, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, sesame oil, and egg.

Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until all ingredients are combined.

Shape the mixture into meatballs using a tablespoon or hand and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake the meatballs for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through and browned on the outside.

While the meatballs are baking, make the sauce by mixing together the peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, sriracha sauce, lime juice, and water in a small saucepan over low heat.

Cook until the sauce is smooth and heated through.

Serve the meatballs with the peanut sauce drizzled on top. Garnish with chopped peanuts, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Enjoy!

can I meal prep thai chicken meatballs with peanut sauce?

Yes! Meatballs make one of my favorite meal preps because they are so easy, flavorful and versatile. These thai chicken meatballs served alongside thai noodles makes for a hassle-free meal prep option. Less prep and more time to enjoy your weekend, love that! The freshness and flavors in this recipe pair so well together and get better day after day. You will want to assemble into 4 meal prep containers. It doesn’t get any easier or more delicious than this!

We hope you enjoy this thai peanut chicken meatballs recipe as much as our little tribe has time and time again. Please leave us a star review and comment if you make this yummy meatballs recipe.

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The BEST EVER Thai Peanut Chicken Meatballs

  • DFDairy-Free
  • LCLow Carb
5 from 1 vote
Thai peanut chicken meatballs are baked and ready to go for a quick and easy dinner or meal prep. Juicy, melt in your mouth Thai flavored meatballs smothered in a creamy peanut sauce taste like restaurant quality. These meatballs are super easy to make at home and never fail to impress!
Servings: 16 meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

for the baked thai meatballs

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and pepper, to taste

for the peanut sauce

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 tbsp water

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, cilantro, garlic, peanut butter, soy sauce, sriracha sauce, sesame oil, and egg. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix well until all ingredients are combined.
  • Shape the mixture into meatballs using a tablespoon or hand and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake the meatballs for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through and browned on the outside.
  • While the meatballs are baking, make the sauce by mixing together the peanut butter, soy sauce, honey, sriracha sauce, lime juice, and water in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook until the sauce is smooth and heated through.
  • Serve the meatballs with the peanut sauce drizzled on top. Garnish with chopped peanuts, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. Enjoy!

Equipment

  • sheet pan, baking sheet

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