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BBQ Chicken Meatballs

These BBQ Chicken Meatballs are one of my favorite easy party appetizers, but they also make a delicious dinner when served with a couple veggie sides!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ Sauce, Party Appetizers, Party Meatballs
Servings: 16 meatballs


  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 2/3 cup panko
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp applesauce
  • 1/3 cup diced onion (from 1 small onion)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce (I use Sweet and Spicy from Sweet Baby Ray)


  • In a large bowl, mix together ground chicken, panko, egg, applesauce, onion, chili powder, salt, and  paprika until well combined.
  • Form golf ball-sized balls with the mixture.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add meatballs to skillet and cook on all sides until completely cooked through, 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the barbecue sauce to the skillet and continue cooking for another minute until the sauce reduces and begins sticking to the meatballs.