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Sheet Pan Sticky Gochujang Chicken Meatballs…easy homemade chicken meatballs with ginger and sesame, tossed in an addicting sweet and spicy Korean-inspired sauce. Serve up bowl style over steamed rice with roasted with broccoli, creamy spicy aioli sauce, and vegetables. Then top with plenty of sesame seeds for a fun and healthy dinner any night of the week. And the best part…these meatballs are made quicker than any take-out meal, and they’re so much healthier too.

Sheet Pan Sticky Korean Chicken Meatballs | halfbakedharvest.com

And here we are again with meatballs. You’ll know my oldest brother is in town when meatballs make yet another appearance here. Along with those Cheesy Gordita Crunch Tacos, meatballs are one of his favorite foods. Put them in a spicy, sticky Korean sauce…oh, ya, even better!

I made these meatballs the other day with him in mind. I have to say, I think I’m just as excited as he is over these Korean-inspired meatballs. Not only are they part of a complete sheet pan dinner. They also take no time to make and are so delicious. Think, saucy, sweet, and spicy, with a touch of tang, and toasty sesame seeds throughout.

I even added a bit of broccoli to round out the meal…and not one, but two sauces.

So you see, the perfect, easy, but fun weeknight dinner.

meatballs before baking

Let’s go through the details.

For the meat, I used ground chicken, but ground pork or turkey will work just as well. I seasoned them up with plenty of green onions, ginger, and garlic. Then oven-baked them on a sheet pan alongside some broccoli for added color. Plus, I just love the idea of a one-pan dinner. And if you can cook your meat and vegetables at the very same time, then why not? I am all about it.

While the meatballs bake, make the sauce. Now here’s the truth, the sauce is really why you should make this recipe. It’s honestly so addicting. Sweet, tangy, a touch spicy, and once boiled down, super sticky. This is a pretty simple mix of Gochujang (Korean chili paste), soy sauce, and sesame oil. The Gochujang adds all the flavor, so you really don’t need much else. I boiled it down on the stove to make it a little stickier, which is perfect for tossing with the meatballs.

meatballs and broccoli after baking

The sauce takes only a few minutes to thicken up on the stove. It’s usually ready by the time the meatballs have finished cooking. Once the sauce has boiled down, I like to make a creamy “special sauce” sauce for drizzling over the meatballs. Just stir a couple of tablespoons of the Gochujang sauce into yogurt or mayo. This sauce is beyond good.

Toss the rest of the sauce with the meatballs and you’re done. Add rice to your bowls, then snuggle in the broccoli and meatballs. Add extra sauce and finish with any and all toppings you’d like. I always do plenty of sesame seeds, chilies, and kimchi.

Nothing fancy here, just simple cooking, but very delicious (pretty healthy food).

overhead close up photo of Sheet Pan Sticky Korean Chicken Meatballs

A couple of notes.

What is Gochujang? If you’re not familiar with Gochujang it’s Korean chili paste. For those of you who read often, you know it’s my favorite type of chile paste. It’s spicy with a little sweetness, and it’s extremely flavorful. It’s traditional in a lot of Korean-based sauces and is often used in Korean fried chicken or simply as a dipping sauce. Over here, we LOVE Gochujang. I use it for so much more than just Korean food. It’s so good when paired with…well pretty much anything that you’d enjoy with a touch of hot sauce.

You can buy Gochujang in most grocery stores. I know Whole Foods and Trader Joes carry it. I highly recommend this brand Gochujang. It certainly makes for the best, truly Korean food.

Sheet Pan Sticky Korean Chicken Meatballs with sauce drizzle

I really can’t tell you enough how much I love these Korean-inspired meatballs. I’ll be turning to this one time and time again. Sheet pan dinners are always my go-to, but this is a new favorite.

It’s all about the sticky Korean sauce and that creamy, yet spicy “special sauce”. Together, they truly make everything that much better.

My final words, double the recipe and save the leftovers for quick and easy lunches. Trust me you will be so happy you did!

overhead photo of Sheet Pan Sticky Korean Chicken Meatballs

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Sheet Pan Sticky Gochujang Chicken Meatballs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 294 kcal

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Ingredients

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Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
    2. To make the meatballs. Add the chicken, soy sauce, Gochujang, green onions, ginger, and garlic, to a bowl. Mix until just combined. Coat your hands with a bit of oil, and roll the meat into rounded tablespoon-size balls (will make 15-16 meatballs). Place on the prepared baking sheet. The mix will be wet, but it will firm up in the oven. Add the broccoli to the other side of the baking sheet and toss with 1 tablespoon oil, salt, and pepper. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the meatballs are crisp and cooked through.
    3. Meanwhile, make the sticky Gochujang sauce. In a small pot, combine the soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, Gochujang, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and 1/4 cup water. Bring the sauce to a boil for 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens and reduces by about 1/4. Remove from the heat.
    4. Remove the broccoli from the baking sheet. Pour about half the sauce over the meatballs, tossing to combine. Return to the oven for 2-3 minutes, until the sauce coats the meatballs.
    5. Combine 2-3 tablespoons of the remaining sticky Gochujang sauce from step 3 with the yogurt.
    6. Serve the meatballs and sauce over bowls of rice topped with additional green onions, and sesame seeds. Serve the broccoli on the side.

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  1. 5 stars
    So yum and so easy!!! Added shredded carrots and cucumbers WOWWWW pretty spicy but sweet and so delicious. Everything on half baked harvest makes it the best

  2. 4 stars
    Made recipe as written using ground turkey. It is a very wet mix so messy to form multiple meatballs with my oiled hands and keep my hands oiled? There must be a trick 🙂 Next time I would spray oil on my metal scoop and try that. The sauce is good especially the mix with yogurt used for drizzling over the finished dish. Don’t skip that part. I had some good kimchi on hand so I chopped it fine and added a bit of that to the bowl. I used brown rice ramen vs rice. I tossed a bit of the leftover sauce with the ramen so it had some flavor, then topped with meatballs, broccoli, chopped kimchi, yogurt sauce, green onions, sesame seeds. Yummy weeknight dinner.

    1. Hey Danita,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, sorry to hear your meatballs were pretty wet. Was there anything you may have adjusted in the recipe? Please let me know how I can help for next time! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    Made this for a weeknight dinner:) It was absolutely delicious, added some cornstarch to the sauce to help it thicken and pan fried the meatballs! Will definitely be adding this to the rotation.

    1. Hey Jenna,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xTieghan

  4. 4 stars
    Wow! Crazy good. Almost didn’t make the second sauce but so glad I did. Drizzled it over the broccoli, rice, matchstick carrots…everything. So good. Only recipe change was to add twice as much garlic. It took me 45 mins to prep a double recipe with all the mincing, grating, cutting veggies, forming meatballs and getting all the ingredients together but it was worth it. Will definitely make agian

    1. Hey Linda,
      Wonderful! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Sorry this took you longer than expected. xTieghan

  5. So tasty! These were full of flavor and easy to make. Definitely making these again as a weeknight meal.

    1. Hey Kat,
      Fantastic! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend☀️ xTieghan

    1. Hey Miranda,
      Happy Wednesday! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a go! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    Really tasty and easy. Used Thai red chile since I didn’t have Gochujang and added some moo shu sauce. The meatballs were really tender. Had them over plain ramen just for something different. Very yummy and would make again!!
    Thanks.

    1. Hey Lisa,
      Awesome! It is so great to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a go! xTieghan

  7. These meatballs were amazing, full of flavor! My only sub was adding a cornstarch slurry to sauce. 🙂 This is my second time using your recipes and now I’m a rockstar with the family! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Hey there,
      Fantastic! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a try! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Happy Thursday! Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hey Nolan,
      Sour cream would work just fine here. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  8. I’m not sure what I did wrong with the sauce, it was not sticky at all. I left it on boil for more than 5 mins, but it was very watery… I added extra honey (for the kids) – could that cause it?

    1. Hey Jessica,
      Hmmm sorry to hear this. Maybe you needed to add a little cornstarch to thicken it up? Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

      1. 3 stars
        These are really tasty but my meatballs were way too wet and ended up really mushy – do you think adding some Panko would help?

        1. Hey Sophie,
          Sorry to hear this! Was there anything you adjusted in the recipe? You could definitely try adding some panko or breadcrumbs. Let me know if that helps! xTieghan

  9. These chicken balls are delicious.We love hot and spicy. I used the very hot Korean pepper paste.

    The sauce is amazing over the chicken balls. I doubled the recipe for the sauce. I have both of your cookbooks and every recipe I make is amazing.

    These Korean chicken balls would make a great appetizer with the sauce.

    1. Hey Linda,
      Fantastic!! Love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Have a great Sunday:) xxTieghan

    1. Hey there,
      I like to use Mother in Law’s Gochujang. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give them a try! xTieghan

  10. 5 stars
    Such a simple but delicious dinner recipe! I will come back to this dish again – it was so quick to come together and super flavorful!

  11. 5 stars
    Easy to put together and taste great! Worth the trip to H mart to pick up the chili paste, and I’m excited to use it in other recipes now.

    1. Hey Marina,
      Thank you so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed!! Have a great weekend! xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    Very good. Pretty quick, healthy and very tasty. Opted for broccolini with sesame oil, did a quick pickle on cucumbers. Meatballs were perfect. Another keeper!

    1. Hey Liz,
      Awesome! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Staci,
      Awesome! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Sorry it’s hard to say, was there anything you adjusted in the recipe? Happy Friday:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Pam,
      Happy Monday! It’s so great that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a go! xTieghan

  13. Hi!

    I can’t wait to meal prep this for my upcoming week! Wondering if organic beef would be good instead of ground turkey/chicken? Thanks 🙂

    1. Hey Mia,
      Yes, beef would work just fine here. I hope you enjoy the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  14. I used the meatball recipe for a dumpling filling and they were *chef’s kiss*. Sooo good. I made the sauce as well but mixed in about half a can of coconut milk and gave the dumplings a bath in it. Highly recommend.

    1. Hey Kylie,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  15. 5 stars
    YUMMMMMM!!!! These meatballs turned out so tender and juicy with amazing flavor. Loved both sauces!!! I made brown rice with some sesame oil and rice vinegar as the base for the bowls, plus the meatballs and some chopped fresh cucumber and kale instead of roasted broccoli (full disclosure, because I went to take my broccoli out of the fridge and discovered I had none) but the textures of the crunchy veggies with the warm meatballs and rice was so good! My hubby and I agreed it was one of the tastiest dinners I’ve made – will definitely be back to double or triple the recipe for guests!!

    1. Hey Elena,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for making it. Happy Sunday! ☀️Tieghan

  16. Hi!!! I was wondering what type of peppers you serve with it under listed serving suggestions?

    Thank you so much

    1. Hey Rachel,
      You could use some Fresno peppers. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  17. 5 stars
    Really tasty and quick
    I had my hair cut tonight so premade the meatballs (turkey) and sauce last night. 15 mins to cook and serve up tonight 👌🏻
    I’ll make it again for sure. The gochujang is a flavour we love.

  18. 4 stars
    Hey! We made this last night, and while it was really good, I did have a little trouble with the sauce.. mine would NOT thicken up, and I’m not sure where I went wrong.. we even tried boiling it for more than 5 min 🤷🏼‍♀️ Any tips/tricks/ideas?
    The only thing I could think of was how I combined everything.. I followed your order in the recipe, adding things to the pot, as the pot was heating up… should I have mixed the ingredients before heating?

    1. Hey Savannah,
      Thanks for trying the recipe, sorry about the sauce! You can always try adding a bit of cornstarch to help thicken it up!! xTieghan

  19. 2 stars
    I’m not sure why I keep trying these sheet pans dinners. They’ve all been disappointing aside from the salmon with feta and olives. The constant removing the pan to toss with oils/sauces ruins the convenience of a sheet pan dinner. The sauce in this recipe was not good, the chicken does not cook well via this method—maybe meatballs would have been better? *shrug*

  20. 5 stars
    Fairly easy to make and really good! The flavor is really nice and it has a kick but isn’t too spicy. Will definitely be added to our recipe rotation.

  21. Tieghan – This was amazing! We loved it the first time we made it and it’s on the menu again tonight! Made it exactly according to recipe. Thank you so much! Be well! – Maura

  22. 5 stars
    Pan sticky Korean chicken meatballs.
    Really really really good! Yum yum yummy! Yes! Tastes like take out!!!
    Ok with that said, I used 2 pots and two half sheet pans. It took a bit longer to make, but was fun and the result amazing. I made coconut rice to go wit it, to die for. And added roasted red bell peppers and crushed peanuts. Great dish can’t wait to make it again. Never used the gochujang sauce before, did know the flavor once I tasted it, but sure gonna use from now on. Thanks again for a great recipe!
    BradCat from LA!

    1. Hey Brad,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday💕 xTieghan

  23. 5 stars
    This was soooo good! I had never heard of Gochujang before, but easily found it at my grocery store. It definitely adds a bunch of flavor! I added some steamed broccoli to the meal. Easy to make and my husband loved it too. Adding it to the rotation.

  24. 4 stars
    I made these for dinner tonight and absolutely love the flavors and how easy, balanced and delicious this came out! However my meatballs didn’t get crispy and my sauce didn’t get sticky. I didn’t have enough low sodium soy sauce for the sauce so I swapped for Bragg’s Aminos, I’m not sure if that matters. Or maybe I didn’t have the sheet pan close enough to the top?Absolutely love your sauce combos!!

    1. Hey Coll,
      Awesome, I love to hear that the recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for giving it a try! Sorry about the sauce and meatballs, was there anything you adjusted? A different cooking method used? xTieghan

    1. Hey Laura,
      Awesome, I love to hear that the recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  25. Tried the recipe last night. Loved the sauce and the sheet pan meals are always a winner. The meatballs came out mealy. Any suggestions?

    1. Hey Diana,
      Thanks a bunch for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Was there anything you adjusted in the meatballs, what kind of meat did you use? xTieghan

  26. 5 stars
    Such a quick and easy dinner! As always, Tieghan’s sauces are amazing. Will definitely be making this again!

  27. Hi I was wondering how you would prepare the sauce if you were meal prepping this? Should I save the sauce and just keep the meatballs plain until eating?

    1. Hey Kay,
      I think you could keep the sauce and meatballs separate or just follow the recipe as is and keep in containers. I hope this helps! xTieghan

  28. OMG-This sauce!!!!! I’m vegetarian, so I pressed some extra firm tofu then roasted it in the sauce. This is a winner!

    1. Hey Dale,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, it makes me so happy that it was enjoyed. Happy Friday! xTieghan

  29. 4 stars
    These were delicious and I took your advice and made a double batch to have later for lunch! Only issue for me was that I might have mixed the ingredients too much as the mixture wanted to stick to me instead of rolling into a ball (and I oiled my hands)… 🤷🏼‍♀️

  30. 5 stars
    I used ground chicken and 4 tablespoons of gochujang in total because we love spicy food, and it was delicious! I wasn’t sure what to do with the yogurt-gochujang mixture at first but finally put it on top of the meatballs in the bowl, to which I also added the broccoli. No need to serve it separately, IMO.

  31. 4 stars
    My husband loved this! He is always so skeptical about ground chicken *eye-roll*. The sauce was delicious & spicy. However, it did not get sticky. Modifications: I let thr sauce rapid boil for an extra 2 minutes & broiled the meatballs for 3 minutes during step 4. I will be making this again! 🙂

  32. 5 stars
    We made this for dinner – simple and very flavor. It hit the spot and fulfilled our Asian food craving. I served it with Asian-style pickled cucumbers, radish, cilantro, jalapeño and scallion. I had cauliflower rice with mine and the hubs had white rice. We will be adding this to our regular dinner rotation.

  33. I can’t wait to try this but I do have a couple of questions. How spicy is this ? Also is there a kimchi you recommend ? Thank you for all the wonderful recipes .

    1. Hey Marla,
      This recipe has a nice kick to it. I usually purchase my kimchi from Whole Foods. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  34. 5 stars
    I made this tonight! Once again another AMAZING recipe! Thanks so much for sharing all your deliciousness! On a side note, my 10 year has been baking through the sweets in your cookbooks! She has made us the brioche French toast & yesterday the cinnamon rolls…I can’t even!! They are bakery quality 🤩

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have great week:) xTieghan

  35. 4 stars
    Made it tonight for dinner. Great recipe! Loved the flavors, heart level just right. My sauce never thickened. It tasted great, just not . . . sticky.

    1. Hey Tony,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have great week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Andrea,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Have great week:) xTieghan

  36. 5 stars
    Cooking is an art. This dish is bomb! I started preparing this yesterday, made the sauce this morning, and had this divine dish for lunch.
    It will definitely be on repeat. AAHMAZING! Thank you!
    Can the sticky sauce be frozen?

    1. Hey Patricia,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Sure, I definitely think you could freeze the sauce. Have great week:) xTieghan

  37. 5 stars
    Hi Tieghan,
    Another successful and delicious recipe almost as always!! It was easy to assemble and the meatballs were just so delicious I even ate them leftover cold. I love anything spicy so that was also a hit with me for sure great touch!! I did have a problem with the sauce thickening when I first made it. For some reason it was a little bit runny so might it not stick as well. Then I added some cornstarch and wen to far in the other direction. lol I will have to find the happy medium next time. What would you do if your sauce was a little to thin?? I don’t like the flavor of sesame oil so my go to oil is almost always Olive Oil also like Avocado oil as well. I am always excited to try and share your recipes. Thank you for all the great ideas February has been a great month of recipes well done! 🙂

    1. Hey Mike,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a try, I am delighted that the recipe was enjoyed! If your sauce is too thin, try adding some cornstarch. Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  38. 5 stars
    Made these as a vegetarian option by using 600grams of firm tofu in place of the chicken. Since the tofu is a bit wet even after pressing the liquid out, I added 1/3 cup ground almond meal, 4 tablespoons of standard flour, and breadcrumbs equivalent to approximately 3 slices of bread. Then, followed your ingredients as is for the meatballs with the full 2 tablespoons of the gochujang paste. The tofu meant they needed baking for a bit longer and at a slightly lower temp (200 C) – baked them for 15 mins, flipped them and repeated another 15 minutes in the oven. For the sauce, I added an extra 2 tablespoons of honey as I preferred it a little sweeter, but that’s just my taste buds. This recipe was fantastic, super flavourful and easy to convert to vegetarian.

    1. Hey Abby,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a try, I am delighted that the recipe was enjoyed! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  39. I made this tonight and it is so good! 1 tb pf chili paste was a little too much spice for me so i would probably decrease it to a teaspoon or something next time but it will definitely end up in my recipe rotation! So easy and comforting!

    1. Hey Katie,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a try, I am delighted that the recipe was enjoyed! Sorry about the spice:) Happy Sunday! xTieghan

  40. 5 stars
    Tried this tonight for dinner and it was great! I subbed the honey for brown sugar and cut it by half, but I think the next time I make this I will just omit the sugar entirely as I love spicy food. Just a question, will the meatballs freeze well uncooked if made ahead of time?

    1. Hey Nabilla,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that the recipe was enjoyed! Yes, the meatballs will freeze well. Have a fantastic weekend! xTieghan

  41. 5 stars
    Omg this meal was amazing!!! Used ground turkey bc that’s what I had on hand. But wow. Super special treat and just so flavorful. My husband was pumped! My oven passed away last April (RIP) and they have not been able to replace it… anyhow, Ive been using a breville counter oven, plus rice cooker, stove top and staggered cooking the meatballs and broccoli since I can’t fit both in at the same time… they came out perfectly, wow. Just yum! Cannot wait to make more of your yummy recipes.

    1. Hey Julie,
      Thanks a lot for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that the recipe was enjoyed! Have a fantastic weekend! xTieghan

  42. 4 stars
    Very good! I added all 2 tablespoons of Gochujang to the meatballs and if I make again will just add 1 and let the sauce bring that flavor.

  43. 5 stars
    This recipe is SOSO Good! We didn’t have Gochujang so I made a version of it with ketchup, Sriracha, and soy vinegar. Truth be told my kids can’t handle the spice so this version of the sauce worked well for us. I will definitely make it again. Thank you for sharing your recipes. Every one I have tried has so much flavor!

  44. 3 stars
    We made this and the meatballs were really dry and the recipe only made enough for 4 small meatballs for 4 people. And it was really spicy which we didn’t mind. We might try to make it again but on the stove or at a lower temp in the oven.

    1. Hey Tyler,
      So sorry to hear this. Was there anything you may have adjusted in the recipe? Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  45. 5 stars
    This recipe is sooo good! I made it for a quick weeknight meal, the leftovers were also fantastic! Will be making this again!

  46. 5 stars
    Really great!!! Meatballs are out of this world. Kinda like the meat mix in a Chinese dumpling. Matter of fact I might do that. Lol. The sauce wouldn’t thicken up for me but nothing a little cornstarch and water couldn’t take care of. Then it was thick and glazey.
    Rave reviews.
    Thank you for another great recipe.

  47. 5 stars
    I made this to use over baked tofu, the taste was incredible but the sauce didn’t get sticky. Not sure what I did wrong. It was delicious, though! I will try again and use cauliflower. Your recipes are the best!

  48. 4 stars
    Great flavor, not sure how I felt about the texture of the chicken meatball. I put them under broiler for a few to give them more color.

  49. 4 stars
    Tried something new and made this recipe. I’m new on Gochuchang and wanted to give it a go.
    I think my sticky sauce was too thin, so it didn’t coat the meatballs like I had hoped. The heat from the gochuchang was the perfect balance with the Greek yogurt in the creamy sauce.
    Also, don’t be alarmed that the meatballs are a little more “flat”! They still tasted delicious and cooked all the way through. Overall, great new recipe to try, but I need to make a few tweaks and lengthen cooking times.

  50. I made these last night and we really enjoyed the flavor. I did find the meatballs to be a bit soft and mealy. I wonder if it is the fresh ginger? I’ll try these with dried ginger the next time. I also needed to sheet pans to fit both the meatballs and the broccoli. Thank you for a unique and delicious recipe!!

  51. 5 stars
    Hi T!
    Gochujang is a revelation! Made this for Saturday night and our friend who comes for drinks but never stays for dinner stayed-and needed NO Convincing!
    Once she smelled that sticky saucy sheet of meatballs and saw all the delicious treats that were going into the bowls she was hooked. Everyone LOVED this recipe and gives it 5 gold stars ⭐️! Thankyou so much for your awesome recipes, you’re a genius in the kitchen! We love HBH!

  52. 2 stars
    Maybe it was the brand of gochujang (I used Mother In Law’s gochujang paste) but the sauce just tasted like spicy teriyaki. Which makes sense since most the other ingredients are standard teriyaki (soy, ginger, garlic, sweetener, rice vinegar, sesame). I’ve never made this before so I was expecting something more flavorful.

    Also, my sauce looked glossy and perfect UNTIL I added the Greek yogurt – then it looked like a curdled mess. Yuck. If I ever make this again I’ll simplify by just using chicken thighs and definitely skip the Greek yogurt. Since I made the recipe exactly as written it only deserves 2 stars at most.

  53. 4 stars
    I made this tonight! It was very tasty but the meatballs definitely did not hold together 🙁 also it took about 2x as long for me sauce to thicken. Other than that the flavors were great!

    1. Hey Annie,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! So sorry about the meatballs! xTieghan

  54. Another absolute amazing dish!! Should there be cucumbers to top the dish at the end? They’re in the photo but not the recipe and I bet they’d be an awesome addition.

    1. Hey Julia,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! You could totally add cucumbers as a garnish:) xTieghan

  55. 5 stars
    SO good! This will def be a weeknight staple I can already tell! Thank you for always having the most flavorful recipes!

    1. Hey Brittany,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! I did have a video on IG, sorry if you missed it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Abigail,
      Sure, you will obviously have some different flavors, but it will work well for you! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  56. Hi–I’m making this tonight and just realized I don’t have any Greek yogurt in the house. Between regular mayo and non-Greek plain yogurt, which would make a better base for the sauce? Or should I really run out and buy a little greek yogurt? Thanks!

    1. Hey Holly,
      I would just use plain yogurt. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  57. 5 stars
    Made this with no substitutions and it was amazing! I’m a huge ginger fan so I added more ginger than the recipe called for and while for me it was amazing my husband thought it could have been a touch less – ya know, like the recipe called for! tieghan any thoughts of using tofu or something else in place of the meat? And if so, how would you prep it?

    1. Hey Amy,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! You could totally use tofu, I would probably pan fry it. xTieghan

  58. 5 stars
    This was amazing and so easy to make! My first half baked harvest recipe and it didn’t disappoint. Thank you for making diverse restaurant quality meals so accessible at home! I’m definitely a fan!!

  59. Hi Tieghan!
    This recipe looks delicious and I cant wait to try it! My question to you is, can Gochujang sauce be used in place of the paste?
    Thank you for all of your recipes! I look forward to them!

  60. 5 stars
    I commented on how great your recipe looked last week and tada 🎊, I finally made it and it was to die for. The only issues I had was the parchment paper on the cookie sheet wasn’t quite strong enough (next time foil and a Silpat lol). I live in a very small town and we don’t have Gochujang, only Gochujang sauce in a squeeze bottle. I don’t care for jalapeños otherwise I was in heaven and pic perfect , thanks again.

  61. 5 stars
    Insanely delicious! definitely add the slices of cucumber like in the pictures, adds the most refreshing crunch! my sweetie and I couldnt stop saying mmmmmm. Will definitely be making this again very soon!

  62. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing. Great flavors and easy to make. As my husband says “this is a keeper”. Thanks Tieghan for another great recipe.

  63. This is absolutely amazing! Great flavors, easy to make. As my husband says “this is a keeper”! Thanks Tieghan for a great recipe.

  64. 5 stars
    My husband and I love spicy food and we love Asian food so this was in winner all the way around. He went absolutely nuts for it. It’s now going to enter our regular rotation. I made twice as many meatballs because we knew we would like it. Another fabulous recipe!

  65. 5 stars
    Wonderful easy flavorful supper. Busy Mom whose family lives Asian and budget loves home cooking. Also, love to cook once and eat twice, so I doubled it and the rice and froze a bag of rice along with a bag of meatballs! That will be a nice supper on a cold, game night. Love your site, work and especially your lovely body of work and sweet family. So happy for you! Doing what you lobe and it shows. I have tried several recipes and all of them have been yummy hits with my sweet family.

  66. 5 stars
    Made this last night. I used ground turkey. I really like the flavor of the sauce especially the yogurt mix in for adding on top.
    I included a mix of roasted sweet potatoes I had on hand and used a 7 grain mix of farro, wheat berries, oat, barley, red rice and black rice. Will definitely keep this recipe on rotation.

  67. This recipe sounds so delicious. I accidentally added an egg and handful of panko to the meatball mixture (admittedly was distracted and on meatball-recipe autopilot, ha!). The mixture seemed fine, but a little wet. Do you suggest altering the cooking time at all? Fingers crossed they hold up and turn out ok – the spices smell so delicious. We love your recipes in our house!

  68. These look so delicious! I accidentally added an egg and handful of panko to the meatball mix (admittedly was not paying attention and was on meatball-autopilot, ha!). The mixture seemed fine, but a little wet. Do you recommend altering the cooking time at all? The spices smell amazing, fingers crossed it turns out despite my total mistake – We love all your recipes in out house!

    1. Hey Marie,
      Thank you so much for giving the recipe a go! I am thrilled it was enjoyed. I would bake a little longer if you feel it is necessary. xTieghan

  69. I made this on the weekend and it was delicious! It was really fast putting it together too. We will definitely be making this again.

  70. 5 stars
    This is one of the best things I’ve cooked in months. Fantastic. I made it with roasted asparagus because it was on sale and it was perfect . I just discovered you and I’m looking forward to making more of your recipes

  71. 5 stars
    Just made this for dinner. Doubled the recipe so we can have some leftovers. Sauce was amazing!! Not a huge fan of sweet stuff but this was seriously soo delicious!! Loved the mayo sauce too! Thank you!

  72. 2 stars
    The meatballs were dry and need egg and panko for moisture and so they are not so dense. Everything else was great. I also added cilantro to meatball mix

  73. 5 stars
    This is delicious! With 1 tablespoon gochujang sauce in each of the meatball and sauce portions it was just spicy enough for us. The “special sauce” had a lovely depth of flavor. We used zucchini noodles instead of rice with great results. Can’t wait for lunch tomorrow to have leftovers.

  74. 5 stars
    very easy and so sticky and spicy and good. roasted the broccolini separately simply because I didn’t want to crowd my sheet pan. the HBH side sauces are often what really make the dish but here, I’d actually skip it and just use the gojuchang sauce without the yogurt because it’s so, so good.

  75. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I was hoping the broccoli would be crispy/charred but there was too much liquid coming from the meatballs. Is it because I used ground turkey? Otherwise the sauce was fabulous, my picky husband was licking the bowl.

  76. This was so delicious and easy! My husband and I finished all but 4 meatballs which one of us can have for lunch. I used Thai chili garlic paste in place of the Gochujang and I served it over coconut jasmine rice. Definitely a keeper! Love your Instagram posts!

  77. 5 stars
    Made this tonight and the whole family enjoyed it. Creamy sauce took the dish to the next level. I’ll be freezing the rest of the Gochujang in an ice cube tray so I don’t waste the rest of the jar. Thanks for the great recipe!

  78. Love this recipe. Watched your video but when I went to make it a couple days later, I cant find the video anymore. I can find the recipe but no video. Is there somewhere where I can find it again? Thanks so much

    1. Hey Rona,
      So sorry, the video was not saved to IG highlights. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  79. 5 stars
    I made these with pork and they were deeeelicious! But I do have two questions – whenever i make meatballs (no matter what meat) I always feel like they end up sitting in their juices and are more “squishy” then they should be, but they are fully cooked. What am I doing wrong?
    Also, whenever a recipe says to wait until the sauce thickens, I feel like it never actually thickens. What am i missing?! Maybe its the type of pot? Too much liquid? Help!

    1. Hey Anya,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try! For the meatball thing, I would recommend getting a baking rack to fit inside of your baking sheet, that way all of the extra juices can drip onto the pan. Corn starch always helps a sauce to thicken if it is not thickening. I hope this helps! xTieghan

  80. 5 stars
    Made these last night. DELISH! And so easy to put together. The sauce is addictive. Another great recipe from halfbakedharvest! Thanks Tieghan!!!

  81. 4 stars
    This was so good! I did 2 tbsp of the Gochujang and it was a smidge too spicy for me (i am weak in the spice department). Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

  82. Sounds tasty. Have you tried with ground beef or pork? Hubby doesn’t care for ground chicken or Turkey. Can’t wait to try!

    1. Hey Barbie,
      Either one would be great! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  83. 5 stars
    Goodness! I am so very glad that I doubled this one! I thought I’d have leftovers around for a few days, but my husband who doesn’t like ‘spicy’ food actually loved these. So easy, and just the most delicious sauce. Thank you, T! Another home run thanks to you. 🙂

  84. Sooo good. Made this tonight after a long snow/remote learning day with the kids. Super quick and easy. I opted for the 2 tbls of chili sauce and probably skimped on the honey. Next time I will increase the honey slightly.

    1. Hey Melanie,
      Yes, that would work! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Dee,
      This dish will serve 4 people. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  85. This looks delicious, really looking forward to making it! Do you think the parchment is necessary? I saw in your IG story that you didn’t use it. Also, do you quick-pickle your cucumber slices or just serve them raw? Thanks!

    1. Hey Kate,
      I think you can totally skip the parchment and I did not pickle my cucumbers, but you totally could! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  86. 5 stars
    Wow… this was exceptional! The meatballs were so flavourful and moist. The sauce was a WOW from the family (they licked the bowl out). Last but not least, the broccoli (we just used florets not broccolini) were tasty and just a little crisp which was a great contrast. I did add some lime zest and juice to the sauce and had to use red curry paste because I searched everywhere and couldn’t find the correct one). We served it with coconut rice, shredded carrot and cucumber.
    It’s officially in rotation because while it tasted fancy, it didn’t take too long to come together. THANKS!!!

  87. 5 stars
    I love,meatballs but have never made them with Korean chili pasta or some of the other ingredients so I’m in ,love the flavor, thank you!

  88. 5 stars
    Really flavorful and perfect for our family of four on a snow night in Boulder! Loved the flavor profile and the kids even loved the yogurt sauce and they aren’t big “sauce” fans! Thank you!

  89. 5 stars
    Will definitely be making these asap! Just a little fyi about the links sometimes…they don’t always go to the product, but the store website instead. ie: when you click on gochujang, it takes you to thrive market, but not the product. Loved the cheesy gordita crunch, btw! Super flavorful 🙂

  90. That feeling when you see a recipe and you have ALL of the ingredients to make it at home! Thank you for becoming my food guru – LOVE your blog, books, recipes and your fireplace most of all!

  91. Tieghan, this looks and sounds so delicious! I’ve saved the recipe and can’t wait to try it once I can have soy again. I’m Korean-American and my husband is a white American. I’m always looking for ways to introduce Korean food and flavors to him, our little hapa girl, and his family. This looks like one of the most perfect ways! I’ll report again I’m the future once I’ve tried it but so far everything looks so tasty!

  92. These look delicious! I’m going to make them ASAP, I’m wondering if anyone has experienced a mealy texture when adding fresh ginger to their meatballs? NomNom Paleo wrote about it in her wonton meatball post if you are curious. Thank you for all the yummy recipes. Every one I’ve tried has been a success.

  93. Hi,
    My gut will not allow HOT items. Any substitutions for the Korean Chili Paste? I know it is no fun. Thank you.

    1. Hey Angelica,
      How about a sweet chili sauce? That would work well here! I hope you love the recipe, let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  94. Hi there! These sound great but I wanted to clarify how much gochujang is needed. The recipe says to add 2-3 remaining tablespoons of gochujang with the yogurt. Is it 1-2 tablespoons for the first sauce for the meatballs; and then another 2-3 for the yogurt based sauce? Thank you!

    1. Hey Veronica,
      Sorry for the confusion, you will want to use 1-2 tablespoons in step 2 for the chicken, 1-2 tablespoons in step 3 for the sauce, and then in step 5 use 2-3 tablespoons of the entire sticky Gochujang sauce that was made in step 3. I hope this makes more sense! xTieghan

  95. I’m not sure what you mean by adding the remaining 2-3 T .of G sauce to the yogurt .Remaining from what ? Or did you just mean to add . This meal sounds delicious . We just bought the G sauce last week , so eager to try .

    1. Hey Robin,
      You are going to use the remaining Gochujang sauce from step 3. I hope you love the recipe, let me know how it turns out! xTieghan