Hoisin and Blackberry Glazed Chicken Cocktail Meatballs

This sweet and tangy appetizer is sure to be the hit of any gathering. Our recipe for Hoisin and Blackberry Glazed Chicken Cocktail Meatballs can be made in just a few easy steps. They use frozen Oregon Blackberries so you can make them anytime! 


hoisin blackberry glazed chicken cocktail meatballs


1½ LBs ground chicken
½ Cup minced chives
½ Cup dry breadcrumbs
1 egg
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 Cup frozen blackberries, thawed
¼ Cup sugar
½ Cup hoisin sauce
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
2 green onions, very thinly sliced on a diagonal


Step 1
Preheat oven to 450℉. Lightly oil a large baking sheet.

Step 2
In a large bowl combine chicken, chives, breadcrumbs, egg, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and salt. Use your hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients together.

Step 3
Measure out meat mixture in tablespoonfuls, and roll into balls. Place on baking sheet. Bake 12-15 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165℉ and meatballs are browned.

Step 4
In a medium saucepan combine berries and sugar, Simmer until berries are juicy and soft, about 5 minutes. Strain through a fine mesh sieve and discard seeds. Return berry puree to saucepan and add hoisin. Heat gently and keep warm until meatballs are done.

Step 5
Brush meatballs with hoisin glaze, place on a serving platter, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onion.