4.75 from 4 votes
Jack Daniels Glazed Chicken Meatballs
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins

Tender chicken meatballs with a sticky Jack Daniels glaze. These epic meatballs are perfect for parties!

Course: Appetizer, Snack, starter
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 370 kcal
  • Meatballs:
  • 1 pound Ground Chicken (preferably NOT all ground chicken breast)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic – minced
  • ½ Small Yellow Onion – finely diced (about ½ cup)
  • 3 TBS Curly Parsley Leaves - Minced
  • ½ Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 Large Egg – beaten
  • 2 TBS Buttermilk
  • Glaze: (yields roughly 1 cup)
  • ¾ Cup Unsalted Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 ½ TBS Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar , packed
  • 3 TBS Lemon Juice
  • ¼ Cup Yellow Onion – finely diced (about a quarter of a medium sized onion)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic - minced
  • ¼ Cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 TBS + 1 tsp Cornstarch
  1. For the Glaze: In a medium sized saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the stock, pineapple juice, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce and brown sugar. Bring contents to a boil.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients, except for the Cornstarch.
  3. Immediately reduce to a simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Simmer glaze, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, about 1 hour.
  4. Mix the cornstarch with 3 tablespoons of water. Slowly whisk into the glaze. Continue to simmer until thickened to desired consistency, about 5 additional minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, Make the Meatballs: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.
  6. In a large mixing bowl combine all of the meatball ingredients. Use your hands to mix ingredients together, being sure NOT to over mix the meatballs. For medium sized meatballs, scoop 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture into hands and form into a ball. Place onto prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer inserted into a meatball reads 165 degrees F.
  8. Toss the meatballs with the glaze.
  9. Serve immediately with additional glaze on the side for dipping.
Recipe Notes

*Recipe yields approximately 18-20 meatballs
*Glaze can be made a day in advance and stored, covered, in the refrigerator. Reheat in a small saucepan over medium low heat until warmed throughout, stirring occasionally. Toss with hot meatballs.
*Glazed meatballs will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to three days.
*To reheat glazed meatballs: Place in a medium sized saucepan over medium low heat and cook, stirring occasionally until warmed throughout.

Nutrition Facts
Jack Daniels Glazed Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 96mg32%
Sodium 1316mg57%
Potassium 635mg18%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Sugar 43g48%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 11.5mg14%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.