Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs


Teriyaki sauce is made with sake or mirin, soy sauce, and sugar. It's mixed with fresh ginger and minced chicken to make these sweet and delicious chicken meatballs - a perfect combo with freshly steamed white rice and broccoli.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
34 mins
4 servings


Chicken Meatballs:

  • 5 ounces ground chicken

  • 2 spring onions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon sake (Japanese rice wine)

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated fresh ginger

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or more as needed

  • 4 shiitake mushrooms, cut in half

  • 1 ¾ ounces daikon (Japanese radish), sliced

Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons sake (Japanese rice wine)

  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar


  1. Combine ground chicken, spring onions, 1 tablespoon sake, 1 tablespoon water, cornstarch, ginger, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce in a bowl; mix by hand until sticky and smooth. Shape into round balls.

  2. Heat oil in a wok or deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook until browned, about 3 minutes. Add shiitake mushrooms and daikon; cook and stir until coated with oil, about 1 minute.

  3. Pour 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons sake, mirin, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, and sugar into the wok. Cover and simmer until flavors combine, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute mirin for the sake in the meatballs if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
7g Fat
11g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 558mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 5mg 25%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 162mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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