Easy Chipotle Honey Meatballs

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Nicole Leggio
Servings 6 people
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These Chipotle Honey Meatballs are the perfect sweet and spicy appetizer to bring to any party! They're SO easy to throw together, and will be the hit of any event!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword meatballs, turkey meatballs, sweet and spicy meatballs


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 small onion, grated
  • 2 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 3 tsp. finely miced chipotle pepper in adobo, divided
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 2 tbsp. honey or agave
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tsp. low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add turkey, salt, egg, panko, grated onion, 1 tsp. minced chipotle peppers, and 1 grated garlic clove to a medium bow. Use hands to mix, must until combined. Use a small ice cream scoop to form into 15 meatballs. Line on prepeared baking sheet and bake until cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.

  3. While the meatballs cook, add remaining chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, garlic, honey and 1/2 cup chicken stock to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 3-4 minutes until slightly thicker. Whisk remaining 2 tsp. chicken stock and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Whisk into chipotle and honey mixture. Continue to simmer until thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Turn the heat off.

  4. Once meatballs are cooked, add to chipotle honey mixture. Toss to until meatballs are coated.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chipotle Honey Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 413mg 17%
Potassium 264mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 1.4%
Calcium 1.7%
Iron 5.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.