Kick your next tailgate up a notch with these sweet and spicy meatballs!

Prep Time: 20 min | Cook Time: 16 min
Makes 20–25 meatballs


  • 2 pounds ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 2 tsp SPG (salt, pepper, garlic)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp chicken seasoning

Sweet and Spicy Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup hot sauce of choice
  • 1/2 cup Mike’s Hot Honey
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp SPG
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes


Preheat oven to 475 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Add all the sauce ingredients to a saucepan over medium-high heat. Let it come to a boil, reduce it to a simmer and let it cook for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool.

In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together the ground chicken, green onion, jalapeño, SPG, eggs, panko, and chicken seasoning. Shape about 3 tbsp of the mixture into 1 meatball. (You can also use an ice cream scoop.) Place
them on the baking sheets and bake for 14–16 min, or until cooked through.

To serve, stick a toothpick in each and drizzle the sauce on the top. Sprinkle red pepper flakes for an extra kick!

Emilee Hudsmith is a recipe developer, workout enthusiast, and creator of Take Off For Good seasonings and the Take Off app (found on the Apple and Google Play store). To learn more, visit @takeoffforgood on Instagram,, or download the Take Off app