Thai Meatballs in Hot and Sweet Sauce – Yum!

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Hot and Sweet Thai Meatballs

These meatballs are so quick and easy to make. Exotic and fragrant Thai meatballs coated in a lovely hot and sweet sauce. I use Sriracha to flavor the sauce. It may be substituted with any hot chili sauce (THAI). The chicken meatballs cook so fast – it’s a super yummy appetizer to serve as a snack or appetizer. The different flavors tease and tickle your tastebuds. Natural honey is used to sweeten the sauce to balance the heat.

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Recipe Name: Hot and Sweet Thai Meatballs 
Recipe Type: Snacks / Appetizers
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 10
Cook time: 10
Total time: 2
Yield: 15 meatballs

Hot and Sweet Thai Meatballs


For Meatballs:

  • 300 gms chicken breast or thigh meat (boneless)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp spring onion greens, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp coriander/ cilantro, chopped
  • 1½ tsp light soy sauce
  • 1½ Tbsp lemongrass, slices cut from the bottom half of the stalk
  •  1 kaffir lime leaf – remove the middle vein
  • ¼ tsp black pepper powder

For the sauce:Sriracha

  • 3 Tbsp Sriracha sauce or hot chili sauce
  • 2 Tbsp organic/ natural honey
  • 1 ½ Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce


  • 4 Tbsp oil for pan frying
  • spring onion greens for garnish


  • Add all the ingredients for the meatballs into a small processor or mixer/grinder.
  • Pulse process till you get a evenly mixed paste.
  • Wet your hands and make small meatballs. Wet hands before making each ball, to make the balls smoother.
  • thai meatballs 1
  • Heat oil in a shallow non stick pan.
  • Add the meatballs on medium heat. Tilt the pan to roll once.
  • Then leave undisturbed for 2 minutes.
  • thai meatballs 2
  • Gently flip to get the other side golden.
  • Do not cook for more than 5 minutes total to keep them moist. (Overcooking will cause the meatballs to be dry tasting).
  • thai meatballs 3
  • Check one meatball, by cutting through – make sure inside is cooked.
  • Remove the meatballs from the oil.
  • thai meatballs 4
  • Discard the oil in the pan but do not rinse. Leave a tsp or so oil in the pan.
  • Mix together all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl.
  • thai meatballs 6
  • Add to the pan and heat on medium heat.
  • Stir continuously till the sauce turns deep red in color and thickens.
  • thai meatballs 7
  • Toss the meatballs in the sauce briefly to coat.
  • thai meatballs 8
  • Serve, garnished with spring onion greens.

Hot and Sweet Thai Meatballs

Which Part of Lemongrass to use

Which Part of Lemongrass to use?


  • If lemongrass and kaffir lime is unavailable, omit the lemongrass and add a little grated zest of green lime. Do not grate the white flesh of the lime however as this will make the balls bitter. I do however think the lemongrass is a vital ingredient for the exotic scent.


Key Ingredients: Chicken, Coriander  Coriander, Lemongrass, Kaffir Lime Leaf,Garlic, Pepper, Hot chili Sauce, Soy Sauce, Lime, Honey.

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