Spicy Marmalade Meatball Bites Recipe

Exotic flavors of ginger, citrus and sesame abound in this delectable appetizer.

30+ Minutes


  • 1 package Sara Lee® Artesano™ Bakery Rolls
  • 1½ pounds ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon scallions, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 containers pickled Asian vegetables (daikon, carrot and radish)
  • Spicy marmalade (recipe follows)
  • Spicy Marmalade Ingredients:
  • 1½ teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1½ teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • ¾ cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce


  1. Spicy Marmalade Directions:
  2. 1. Heat sesame and olive oils in a saucepan over low heat. Add garlic and ginger and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown (approximately 2 minutes).
  3. 2. Add Sriracha, orange marmalade, lime juice and hoisin sauce. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce has slightly thickened (approximately 5 minutes).
  4. Meatball Directions:
  5. 1. Preheat oven to 500ºF. Spray a 9x13 baking pan with non-stick spray.
  6. 2. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, garlic, ginger, scallions, soy sauce and pepper. Use hands to thoroughly combine mixture. Shape into balls using about 2 - 3 tablespoons of mixture per meatball. Place meatballs in prepared baking pan and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  7. 3. Remove meatballs from oven and transfer to a large bowl. Pour spicy marmalade over meatballs and toss to coat.
  8. 4. Slice rolls in half. Arrange halves, cut side up, on a large serving platter. Place 1 meatball on each roll half. Top with extra sauce, if desired, and pickled veggies before serving.