Instant Pot Korean Chicken Meatballs

If you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe, you have to try these Instant Pot Korean Chicken Meatballs. They’re super easy to throw together and only take 15 minutes to make!

Instant Pot Korean BBQ Chicken Meatballs. This Instant Pot recipe is heaven sent for busy weekday dinner ideas!

Korean Chicken Meatballs

This back to school season brings on a major milestone in my family’s life: my son is starting kindergarten! I can’t believe it, it was just yesterday we drove the hour drive from the hospital in Red Deer, while I rode in the back with him the whole time to make sure he was okay.

Instant Pot Korean Chicken Meatballs recipe

Since this is new territory for me, I’m searching and creating quick and easy recipes to make those first few weeks of transition easier on all of us.

I recently purchased an Instant Pot and I love how fast and easy it is for creating healthy dinners. These Instant Pot Korean Chicken Meatballs are just that: quick, easy, and packed full of flavor.

Instant Pot Meatballs

In addition to meal planning, I’m making life easier on myself by using the Chicken App. This app is a lifesaver! I can add my grocery list, and use the share feature to make life that much easier. This way, my husband and I share a grocery list, so if he happens to be at the store he can check the list and pick up a few things for dinner. It saves me time and when I forget important items (which happens often), he can grab them for me.

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Delicious and easy Instant Pot Korean Chicken Meatballs.

Instant Pot Korean Chicken Meatballs

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you should definitely think about getting one but in the mean time: you can bake the meatballs at 425 for 25-30 minutes.

Korean BBQ Meatballs

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Korean Chicken Meatballs

Instant Pot Korean BBQ Chicken Meatballs. This Instant Pot recipe is heaven sent for busy weekday dinner ideas!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger (not packed)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Korean BBQ Sauce
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Optional: green onions for garnish.

Directions:

  1. Combine all the ingredients (except for the panko crumbs, Korean BBQ sauce, and green onions) and mix together.
  2. Sprinkle the panko crumbs over the chicken, mix and let the panko soak into the chicken mixture for 5 minutes.
  3. Form into 10 balls. Add the olive oil to the bottom of the IP and then add the chicken to the Instant Pot, choose the poultry option and make sure it’s sealed.
  4. While the balls are cooking make up the Korean BBQ Sauce.
  5. After the timer goes off, vent the Instant Pot.

Serve the Korean Chicken Meatballs over quinoa or cauliflower rice. Drizzle the Korean BBQ sauce over the meatballs.

Nutritional information for the meatballs only. To see the nutritional information for the sauce, you can see it at Korean BBQ Sauce.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 10 meatballs, Serving Size: 1 meatball (no sauce)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 94 Calories
  • Total Fat: 5.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 57.1mg
  • Sodium: 270.7mg
  • Carbohydrates: 2.8g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sugar: 0.2g
  • Protein: 8.8g

Adapated from Korean Meatballs in BBQ Sauce from Chicken Farmers of Canada.

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Korean Chicken Meatballs made in the pressure cooker, Instant Pot

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Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

9 comments on “Instant Pot Korean Chicken Meatballs”

  1. Congrats on your kindergartner! I feel like I might need to jump on this instant pot thing! #MM

  2. What a bright and cheery kitchen, I would love when I get older to have such a place. Just love what you have done with the whole place. You’re a good daughter.

    Rating: 4.5
  3. Recipe sounds great but don’t you need at least 1 cup of liquid when cooking with the IP? 

  4. My meatballs stuck to the bottom of the IP when I followed the instructions and were quite charred, but still yummy. More liquid might be ideal. I hadn’t ever used the poultry setting before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. They were still AMAZING, though. Especially with the sauce. My nine year old wouldn’t stop eating them! 

    Rating: 5
    • Oh no! That sucks that it happened, I guess more liquid or oil? (Mine didn’t stick much, but I’ll see what happens next time I make it.) I’m so happy you like it! Thanks for letting me know Brittni!

  5. Great recipe! I’ve been putting off trying out my Instant Pot for things other than the typical stews, etc but I’m so glad I did! After reading Brittni’s review I used a little extra oil and they came out nice and charred on the bottom, but did not stick. I was also too lazy to make the sauce so I used Japanese tonkatsu sauce which went well with these too. Definitely adding this to my recipe box!

    Rating: 5
    • Hey Lauren! Thanks so much for the review! I’m glad you liked it and hey – no shame in store bought 😀 Store bought sweet thai chili would be awesome too 😉

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