Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Super Easy Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs. The perfect blend of spicy and sweet! They make a great appetizer or main dish!

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These Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs are one of my favorite meatball recipes to make. I added a sweet and spicy twist to these meatballs and cooked them low and slow in the slow cooker.

This is a perfect make ahead appetizer or dinner. You can toss them in the sauce and throw in a crock pot to keep warm or make the meatballs in advance and freeze any leftovers.

These chicken meatballs are simmered in a sweet and spicy firecracker sauce. I use equal parts buffalo sauce and brown sugar with a splash of soy sauce. Its the perfect combination of sweet and spicy!

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How to make Firecracker Meatballs

  • In a large bowl combine chicken, breadcrumbs, eggs, onion, garlic and parsley. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Form into meatballs. I made about 2 dozen meatballs.
  • Place the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with foil. Spray with a bit of cooking spray.
  • Brown meatballs under the broiler (I use the high setting) until browned. About 6 minutes on each side. Flip half way through.
  • Place meatballs in the slow cooker and add in the buffalo sauce, brown sugar and soy sauce.
  • Cook on low for 2 hours or until cooked through.
  • Serve warm with chopped parsley and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired!

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How to serve these Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

They make an awesome appetizer or can be served as a main course. If you serve these as an appetizer I like to make the meatballs a bit smaller. This makes them easier to eat and serves more people! I also like to serve these meatballs for dinner with a side of mashed potatoes and roasted veggies.

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Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Super Easy Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs. The perfect blend of spicy and sweet! They make a great appetizer or main dish!

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped
  • salt and pepper

Firecracker Sauce

  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

For Serving

  • chopped parsley for serving if desired
  • crushed red pepper flakes for serving if desired

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine chicken, breadcrumbs, eggs, onion, garlic and parsley. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper.
  • Form into meatballs. I made about 2 dozen meatballs.
  • Place the meatballs on a baking sheet lined with foil. Spray with a bit of cooking spray.
  • Brown meatballs under the broiler (I use the high setting) until browned. About 6 minutes on each side. Flip half way through.
  • Place meatballs in the slow cooker and add in the buffalo sauce, brown sugar and soy sauce.
  • Cook on low for 2 hours. Serve warm with chopped parsley and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired!
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Firecracker Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 375 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 185mg62%
Sodium 1176mg51%
Potassium 892mg25%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, Asian Turkey Meatballs, chicken, firecracker chicken meatballs, Firecracker Sauce, Slow Cooker

Originally published Dec 12, 2015

 

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