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Bacon Chicken Meatballs

These bacon chicken meatballs with creamy zingy sour cream sauce are unbelievably juicy and flavorful and comes together in minutes. A true crowd-pleaser!

These bacon chicken meatballs with creamy zingy sour cream sauce are unbelievably juicy and flavorful and comes together in minutes. A true crowd-pleaser!

Last May, I was introduced to this fantastic line of Saucy Mama products. Their Honey Dijon dressing is my all-time favorite! It’s not only perfect for salads, but you can also add delicious  flavors to seared scallops. Mmm-mm.

Earlier this month, Barhyte Specialty Foods announced their annual “Saucy Mama” recipe contest. And I’m so excited to be a part of it again! I received 6 different condiments, including their famous all natural mustards! Oh my, my, do they have amazing varieties of mustards! Just look: apricot ginger mustard, champaign honey mustard, chipotle mustard, smoky garlic mustard, and so much more!

Anyway, I picked smoky garlic mustard to showcase in my today’s meatballs recipe. You guys, you’ll simply love these meatballs. They are extra juicy, tender, and unbelievably flavorful. 

These bacon chicken meatballs with creamy zingy sour cream sauce are unbelievably juicy and flavorful and comes together in minutes. A true crowd-pleaser!

These meatballs are not just regular chicken meatballs. No, no, these meatballs are loaded with bacon!! Yes, bacon adds great flavor and prevents the meatballs from drying out, keeping them juicy and flavorful!

The #1 secret to perfectly juicy meatballs is, of course, bacon. But we’re also adding panko, Japanese breadcrumbs, to keep the meatballs light and tender. Loads of parsley and mustard adds a ton of good flavors! I wouldn’t skimp on those.

And did I mention how easy it is to make these babies? In like 1-2-3 steps, these flavor-bombs will be ready to be devoured!

Simply throw all the ingredients in the food processor, and pulse it until the mixture is nice and smooth. It’s so easy to form the uniform meatballs when you use a cookie scoop without a lot of mess. Then bake it!

Bacon Chicken Meatballs - step-by-step photo tutorial

See, how easy it is?

Oh, and these meatballs are even tastier when topped with creamy zingy sour cream sauce. I doctored the sour cream with smoky garlic mustard, creamy horseradish and a touch of sriracha. The sauce isn’t really hot, but it definitely has a zing to it. That little bit of sriracha really makes a big difference. And creamy horseradish is just a must!

These bacon chicken meatballs with creamy zingy sour cream sauce are unbelievably juicy and flavorful and comes together in minutes. A true crowd-pleaser!

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Bacon Chicken Meatballs

These bacon chicken meatballs with creamy zingy sour cream sauce are unbelievably juicy and flavorful and comes together in minutes. A true crowd-pleaser!

Yield: About 65 meatballs

Prep Time:20 min

Cook Time:15 min

Total Time:35 min

Ingredients:

For meatballs:
  • 30oz (850gr) skinless noneless chicken breast
  • 5oz (140gr) bacon, roughly cut
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup packed (20gr) fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup (30gr) Panko, Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 5 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 2 tablespoons Smoky Garlic mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
For sauce:
  • 1/4 cup (55gr) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Smoky Garlic mustard
  • 1 teaspoon creamy horseradish
  • 1-2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • Pinch of salt and ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 2 baking sheets with silicone mat, or parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, place all the meatball ingredients. Pulse until everything is well combined.
  3. Using a medium cookie scoop, divide the mixture into uniform meatballs, about 1-inch. You will get about 65 of them. Arrange the meatballs on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the meatballs are fully cooked.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients until smooth.
  5. Serve the meatballs warm with sauce on the side.

For step-by-step photos and additional notes, read the post above.

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21 comments

  1. Hi Shinee, 
    Just want to let you know that I tried your bacon chicken meatballs served with the sauce for our usual party night.  Everyone loved the meatballs, especially the sauce!  We almost dipped the sauce on every bite of the meatballs.  I couldn’t find the smoky garlic mustard at my local stores.  Instead, I used honey mustard and added extra one teaspoon to enhance the flavour.  Wish I can find the smoky garlic mustard and try again next time.  They were such a tasty, happy food.  And I couldn’t take the credit for it without saying thank you for sharing the recipe.  The bacon chicken meatballs are really good.  Thank you!
    Karen

    • Hi, Karen! Aww, that’s so great to hear that everyone loved the meatballs, and yeah, that sauce is amazing. I believe you can order the smoky garlic mustard online from their website. And thank you for coming back and leaving your feedback. 🙂

  2. Oh my goodness, I love gourmet mustards. I think I have like 5 different kinds in the fridge right now.! Your meatballs look perfect for a party! 

  3. I love these!!! Visiting from FoodieFriDIY. Have a great weekend.

  4. Love the combination of bacon and chicken Shinee! They look so tasty!

  5. Bacon plus chicken in a ball?!?!? OMG YES! 

  6. Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂
    Cathy

  7. This looks so unusual and good! Sounds fantastic I gotta try it 🙂

  8. Yum!  We attend a bacon-themed pot luck party each summer we’ll have to test this out and see if it’ll become our contribution!

    • That sounds like a fun and delicious potluck!! Let me know how you like these meatballs if you try them. Thank you for stopping by, Steph.

  9. These look so good!  I love finding new recipes that don’t use beef.  Can’t wait to make these for dinner! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Smoky garlic mustard—that sounds delicious! The meatballs look great…I’m loving the bacon.

  11. These definitely look like a crowd-pleaser, Shinee! And I love how fast they come together. Great choice in the garlic mustard – I can imagine how fantastic they are in these meatballs! Yummy!! 

  12. These chicken and bacon meatballs look divine! Lovely, delicious appetiser! 

  13. These are so cute and perfect for a summer cookout or as a summer party appetizer! 🙂

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