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Mini Bánh Mì Bites

These Mini Bánh Mì Bites take all your favorite flavors of a classic Bánh Mì, and stuff them into a tiny chicken meatball, perfect for snacking. Serve them with a spicy sriracha aioli, a slice of cucumber and radish, secure with a toothpick, and serve at your next party!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Keyword chicken meatballs, Mini Bánh Mì Bites, vietnamese, asian meatballs, finger food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 bites
Calories 50 kcal
Author Nicole

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey or chicken breast
  • 1/2 medium onion, grated + 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion
  • 1/2 cup finely diced carrot (I use shredded carrots and then chop)
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 2 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 tsp sesame oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp + 1/4 tsp sriracha, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp rice vinegar, divided
  • 5 radishes, sliced very thin
  • 1/2 small cucumber, sliced very thin
  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayo

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

  2. Using your hands, combine ground turkey, grated onion, diced onion, green onion, carrot, cilantro, garlic, soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, fish sauce, 2 teaspoons sirracha, brown sugar, egg and panko in a medium bowl. Do not over mix.

  3. Use a small cookie scoop to form meat into 1-inch meatballs and line up on a cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until meatballs are golden brown and cooked through.

  4. While the meatballs cook, toss sliced cucumbers and radishes with 2 tablespoons rice vinegar in a small bowl. (The radishes may tint the cucumbers, if you don't want them to bleed at all, marinate them in separate bowls.)

  5. Also while the meatballs cook, mix remaining vinegar, sirracha, sesame oil and mayo in a small bowl. Set aside. 

  6. Skewer one slice of cucumber and one slice of radish onto cocktail skewer, followed by one meatball. Serve with mayo.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Bánh Mì Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 bite)
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 177mg8%
Potassium 79mg2%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 469IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.