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Sesame Chicken Meatballs

Sesame Chicken Meatballs

Jacklin Altman
These meatballs are juicy, flavorful, and perfect for a weeknight meal. They're WW friendly (2 meatballs for 1 point), made lighter by way of the air fryer and a simple, delicious sauce!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese, American
Servings 12 meatballs
Calories 88 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Small Saucepan
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

Meatballs
  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs plain
  • 2 tbsp scallions chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 2.5 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp ginger grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 370F if needed. Combine meatball ingredients in a bowl and mix together well. Using wet hands, form into 12 even meatballs. Spray air fryer tray well, spray top of meatballs, and air fry at 370 for 14-16 minutes, until the internal temperature of the meatballs reached 165F.
  • While meatballs cook, combine all sauce ingredients except for cornstarch and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Mix cornstarch and water until cornstarch is dissolved and add mixture to sauce. Stir together and stir sauce over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, until thick and bubbling.
  • Once meatballs are cooked, toss in sauce to coat and top with extra sesame seeds and chopped scallions for garnish. Serve with steamed broccoli and rice for a delicious meal!

Notes

Weight Watchers Points:
All calculated for points for meatballs + sauce 
Blue/Purple:
  • 1 meatball for 1 point 
  • 2 meatballs for 1 point
  • 4 meatballs for 2 points 
  • 6 meatballs for 3 points 
Green:
  • 1 meatball for 1 point 
  • 2 meatballs for 3 points
  • 4 meatballs for 5 points
  • 6 meatballs for 8 points

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 8gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 278mgPotassium: 223mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
Keyword weight watchers, WW, air fryer, meatballs, chicken, dinner, entree, sesame
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