Sweet Chili Turkey Meatballs

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword meatballs, sweet chili sauce, turkey meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10 (Makes about 30-36 meatballs)
Calories 206 kcal


Turkey Meatballs:

  • 2 lbs ground turkey 93/7% lean
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 6 garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 2 oz sliced bread (1 or 2 slices depending on the bread)
  • 2 tbsp milk to soak the bread
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp cilantro minced
  • 1/2 cup chives diced

Sweet Chili Sauce

  • 12 oz sweet chili sauce
  • 1 lime juice only
  • 1 tbsp cilantro minced
  • 2 tbsp chives diced



  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Whisk the ingredients for the sauce together and set it aside to use later.

  3. Combine all ingredients for meatballs in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Use a cookie scoop to get an even amount of meat mixture every time to make the meatballs all the same. I like to use #40 cookie scoop.

  4. Grease your hands with a little oil and shape the meatballs. Shape the meatballs first, before adding to the pan, and place them on a parchment paper.

  5. Preheat a large, oven-safe pan and add oil. Add meatballs to the pan and cook for a few minutes on one side. Gently shake the pan to loosen the meatballs and flip each meatball. 

  6. Pour the sauce all over the meatballs and transfer the pan into the oven. Cook for 15-18 minutes.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Sweet Chili Turkey Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 426mg19%
Potassium 324mg9%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.