General Tso's Chicken Meatballs

Inspired by a favorite Chinese takeout dish, everyone will love the sweet and savory sauce on these meatballs served over rice or zoodles.
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Asian carryout recipes, chicken meatballs, General Tso's, gluten free dinners
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 18 people
Calories 77kcal
Author Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips


For the meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup almond meal or bread crumbs or ground oats
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic finely minced or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

For the sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch or cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons almond or peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha hot sauce

For serving:

  • Cooked brown rice or zucchini noodles steamed broccoli, chopped scallions, as desired


For the meatballs:

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F and lightly coat a baking sheet with oil or cooking spray
  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl and gently combine with your hands until well mixed.
  • Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until firm and cooked through/.

For the sauce:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan and whisk to combine.
  • Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat and allow to simmer for several minutes until thickened.
  • Add the meatballs to the sauce and cook until heather through.
  • Serve over cooked rice or zucchini noodles with additional sauce, and garnish with scallions, if desired.


Serving: 2meatballs | Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 167mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.5mg