Hoisin Orange Chicken Meatballs Bowl

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Lean oven-baked chicken meatballs, topped with a hoisin orange sauce and served with quick sauteed greens on top of rice.

Ingredients

Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • Zest of 1/2 naval orange
  • Salt and pepper (note that soy sauce does add some saltiness)

Sauce:

  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or water
  • Zest of 1/2 naval orange
  • 1 tsp cornstarch

Greens:

  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil
  • Bok Choy or other greens, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger mince

To Serve:

  • Rice or grains for servings
  • green onion chopped, for garnish
  • Orange wedges for drizzling

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 460 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (for easy clean-up) and set aside.
  • If making rice or grains, start that cooking first.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the ground chicken with the flour, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, orange zest and salt and pepper. Form mixture in to walnut-sized meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet. (I got 15 meatballs out of 550g of ground chicken).
  • Bake meatballs in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, prepare sauce by combining all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Prepare greens by roughly chopping and removing stems, if necessary.
  • Heat oil in a wok or skillet over medium-high heat. Add greens and cook, stirring constantly, until just wilted. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for another 30 seconds. (If you'd like your greens to stay just wilted, remove to a plate before adding sauce, otherwise, just leave them in). Add sauce and cook, stirring, a minute or so until sauce is hot and thickened. Remove from heat.
  • To serve: Spoon rice in to serving bowls. Top with greens and meatballs. Spoon sauce overtop. Garnish with chopped green onion and an orange wedge, for drizzling.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 1059mg | Potassium: 661mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.7mg