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Bacon Honey Bourbon Chicken Meatballs

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January 11, 2017
Serves 48 Meatballs
Prep time
10m
Cook Time
35m

These meatballs are so easy and bake to perfection, and then simmer in an out-of-this-world honey bourbon barbecue sauce! Perfect as an appetizer or to serve on sandwiches.

Recipe courtesy of Gal on a Mission


Ingredients

  • Meatballs
  • 6
    strips of bacon
  • 8 Ounces
    button mushrooms, washed and dried
  • 16 Ounces
    ground chicken
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon
    pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon
    chili powder
  • 3
    garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 Cup
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3
    resh basil leaves, chopped
  • Honey Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup
    water
  • 1 Cup
    barbecue sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons
    bourbon
  • 1 Tablespoon
    honey
  • fresh chopped parsley, to garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Meatballs
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum and spray with non-stick cooking spray or grease a large skillet. Set aside.

  2. Pulse together the bacon and button mushrooms until blended.

  3. Place the mushroom and bacon mixture, ground chicken, and hot Italian sausage, salt, pepper, chili powder, and garlic, and breadcrumbs into a medium mixing bowl and mix until combined.

  4. Scoop the meat mixture using a medium cookie scoop and place onto the baking sheet or in the skillet. Repeat until all of the meat has been used. Bake for 20 minutes.

  5. Honey Bourbon Barbecue Sauce
    Whisk together the water, barbecue sauce, bourbon, and honey in a large skillet. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, add the cooked meatballs to the sauce, coat each meatball, and simmer over low-to-medium heat for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

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