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Sticky BBQ Chicken Meatballs with Broccoli Slaw

These sticky BBQ chicken meatballs are so juicy and flavorful! Paired with crisp, refreshing broccoli slaw, this is an excellent weeknight meal that comes together fast.
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  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced, plus more for serving
  • cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup water
  • rice, for serving

broccoli slaw

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag broccoli slaw
  • ¼ cup plain greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • kosher salt and pepper


  • In a bowl, combine the chicken with the egg, garlic, onions, breadcrumbs, smoked paprika and a big pinch of salt and pepper. Mix until just combined and form the mixture into small meatballs. (Or large meatballs! Whatever you prefer!)
  • Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs in a single layer and brown on all sides. Once browned, transfer the meatballs to a plate.
  • In the same skillet, add in the BBQ sauce, honey and water. Whisk it together. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Cook for 1 minute. Add the meatballs back in and cook for a few minutes as the sauce thickens. You want the internal temperature of the meatballs to reach 165 degrees F before serving. Sprinkle with more green onions.
  • Serve with broccoli slaw and rice!

broccoli slaw

  • Place the broccoli slaw in a bowl.
  • In a smaller measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayo, honey and apple cider vinegar with a big pinch of salt and pepper. Pour over the broccoli slaw and serve.

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