Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This is a simple, family friendly recipe. Cooking the meatballs in the oven is a real time saver as you can make the sauce while the meatballs cook!

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Australian, Japanese
Servings: 40 small meatballs
Author: Julie Carlyle
Chicken Meatballs
  • 1 kg chicken mince
  • 120 gm onion quartered
  • 15 gm fresh ginger
  • 15 gm garlic
  • 225 gm canned pineapple reserve the liquid for the sauce
  • 3 slices wholemeal bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 100 gm soy sauce
  • 50 gm cooking sake
  • 100 gm mirin
  • 60 gm brown sugar
  • 80 gm reserved pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbs cornflour
  • 2 green shallot finely sliced to garnish
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 210 degrees Celsius.

  2. Prepare a large roasting tray by covering with baking paper.

  3. Place the onion, garlic and ginger in TM bowl. Chop 4 sec/Speed 9.

  4. Scrape down the bowl.

  5. Add the bread and drained pineapple to the garlic mixture. Chop 4 sec/Speed 9.

  6. Add egg, mince and salt to the ingredients in TM bowl. Combine roughly with the spatula. Knead /2 min.

  7. Remove the meatball mixture from the TM bowl and place into a large bowl.

  8. Form small meatballs from the mixture and place on the prepared tray. They will be sticky and wet, but they cook up beautifully.

  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

Teriyaki Sauce
  1. Place garlic in a clean TM bowl. Chop 3 sec/Speed 9.

  2. Scrape down the bowl.

  3. Add the soy sauce, sake, mirin and brown sugar to TM bowl. Heat 2 min/Varoma/Speed 2 (MC OUT)

  4. In the meantime, add the cornflour to the reserved pineapple juices and stir by hand until it's combined. 

  5. Add the cornflour liquid to the sauce in TM bowl. Cook 8 min/90/Speed 2 (MC OUT)

To Serve
  1. Place the meatballs in a serving dish.

  2. Pour the teriyaki sauce over the meatballs and garnish with shallots and sesame seeds.

Recipe Notes

Serve these meatballs with rice or as an appetiser with a toothpick in the top!