Curried Rum Chicken Meatballs

I love cooking with ground chicken. You don’t need filler, as it rolls together nicely into meatballs. These curried rum chicken meatballs are not only easy to put together, but incredibly tasty with different flavors that will be a hit at your next party on the appetizer table.

Curry Rum Chicken Meatballs - a delicious appetizer to serve at parties or as a side dish for dinner!

Curried Rum Chicken Meatballs

Disclosure: I am participating in the Chicken Farmers of Canada campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions on this blog are my own.

Curry Rum Chicken Meatballs


I’m a finger food kind of a person, an appie person, well… I’m just a food person (ha!).

During this past year I have been sharing new and delicious chicken recipes as a Canadian Chicken Ambassador and man, has this year flown by!

I’m going to end the year with a bang – with a chicken appetizer that is not only easy, but delicious. The best part? You can easily make this into a meal by adding a yummy side dish (like cauliflower rice or three pepper salad).

Curried Rum Meatballs

I was inspired by’s Curried Rum Chicken Wings, but I wanted to make a meatball so with a few alternations I came up with these curried rum chicken meatballs. You guys are going to love them!

Looking for another delicious chicken meatballs recipe? Check out these Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs.

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Curry Chicken Meatballs

Curried Chicken Meatballs

These curried rum chicken meatballs are not only easy to make but incredibly tasty! Whether it’s for an appetizer or a main dish for a twist on chicken dinner, give these chicken balls a try!

Note: Originally, I made this with 2 tbsps soy sauce but my husband told me to publish it at 1. So I guess it depends on your taste, try both!

A big thank you to SJ Consulting and Chicken Farmers of Canada for another great year!

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Curried Rum Chicken Meatballs

These curried rum chicken meatballs are not only easy to make but incredibly tasty! Whether it’s for an appetizer or a main dish for a twist on chicken dinner, give these chicken balls a try!



  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp dark rum

Rum sauce

  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 2 tbsps brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (I used liquid aminos)
  • 1 tsp Sriracha
  • Cornstarch slurry: 1 tbsp cornstarch to 1 tsp water.


Preheat oven to 375

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl combine the first five ingredients. Mix together.
  3. Roll into a ball roughly 1 1/2 – 2″ big.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until fully cooked.

For the sauce

  1. Add all of the sauce ingredients into a saucepan and bright to a boil over medium heat, whisking frequently.
  2. Turn down the heat and reduce for 6-8 minutes. (Until the rum smell isn’t strong.)
  3. Mix together the cornstarch slurry and pour, whisking quickly. This will thicken the sauce.
  4. Service with the meatballs.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 13, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 72 Calories
  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 25.5mg
  • Sodium: 57.6mg
  • Carbohydrates: 4.1g
  • Fiber: 0.4g
  • Sugar: 2.5g
  • Protein: 8.1g
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10 comments on “Curried Rum Chicken Meatballs”

  1. Goat Cheese, Black Bean & Chicken Nachos

  2. Favorite would be Chicken Caesar Salad.‎

  3. My fave chicken appy is boneless bites with a buffalo style sauce!

  4. Baked Chicken Nachos. Yum !

  5. I likemthe Awesome and Easy Chicken Wings recipe.

  6. My favourite is the Avocado, Beet and Chicken Tostadas

  7. I like the BBQ Chili Drumsticks with Avocado & Tomato Salsa

  8. My favourite chicken appetizer recipe is Asian Chicken Meatballs.

  9. Chicken tacos are so good!

  10. I love slow cooker recipes! The one that stands out for me is the “Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew” ~ sounds delish and healthy!

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