Close-up of Chinese 5-Spice Meatballs with picks in them and sprinkled with fresh herbs

Chinese Five-Spice Meatballs

Chinese Five-Spice Meatballs are a fun and different appetizer to serve to guests this holiday season. And as a bonus, these are made with only 5 ingredients (not including salt, pepper, and oil) making them an easy dish to put together.

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Close-up of Chinese 5-Spice Meatballs with picks in them and sprinkled with fresh herbs
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Chinese Five-Spice Meatballs

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Servings: 16
Calories: 67kcal
Author: Olga Miller


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 green onion , minced
  • 2-3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame seed oil


  • In a medium bowl, combine ground chicken, green onion, garlic, Chinese five-spice, coconut aminos, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Mix well with your hands. Lightly moisten a large plate with water. With wet hands to prevent sticking, shape the mixture into even-size meatballs, about 1¼ inches each; place on the moistened plate.
  • In a medium sauté pan, heat the sesame seed oil over medium heat. Working in batches, add the meatballs and cook, turning often, until nicely browned on all sides and cooked through, about 7-8 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain.
  • Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Chinese Five-Spice Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 60mg3%
Potassium 155mg4%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0.1g0%
Sugar 0.02g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 8IU0%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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