Can I let you all in on a little secret?
I used to be a sriracha hater. It’s not that I couldn’t handle the heat, though I did find it to be a bit of an overachiever in that department.
No. It was the garlic. The unending amounts of garlic!
I mean, I love garlic just as much as the next girl, but there was something about it mixed with all those chili peppers that just did not sit well with me. The smell alone was enough to make me turn my nose up at it.
Aaaaand, then everyone in the world started loving their rooster sauce and so I kept trying it again and again. And I finally fell firmly, madly, deeply in love with it.
Yeah, it’s spicy. Yes, it’s loaded with garlic. For sure, overdoing it can sometimes make me cry. But, overall it’s my new favorite condiment.
So, when I saw these barbecue chicken meatballs over on Sweet and Savory By Shinee, I knew that I was going to make them and doctor them up with a hit of sriracha.
You’ll need some diced chicken. I started with a rotisserie chicken for two reasons. 1) I’m an adult and 2) I do what I want. So there.
Then you just toss the chicken, cheese, barbecue sauce and sriracha in a bowl and stir it all together. Easy!
Squish it into little balls and roll them through some flour, egg, and panko.
Fry ‘em right up. They go quick, so be careful not to burn these little guys! Drain them on a paper towel-lined plate.
I like to serve them with sriracha mayo, for an extra little kick.