Polynesian Meatballs

Carol Junkins


Something different ! Pineapple, ground chicken or turkey, spice and orange marmalade ~ over rice !!!!!

Got this recipe from a magazine advertising Minute rice and Dole crushed pineapple ~ had to try!


★★★★★ 3 votes

15 Min
30 Min


  • 1 can(s)
    (20 oz. dole) crushed pineapple, divided
  • 1 pkg
    (20 oz) ground turkey or chicken
  • 2 c
    minute brown rice , uncooked
  • 3/4 c
    green onions, thinly sliced and divided
  • 1/2 c
    teriyaki sauce, divided
  • 1
    egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange marmalade

How to Make Polynesian Meatballs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
    Drain 1/2 cup crushed pineapple for meatballs. Reserve remaining pineapple and juice for the sauce.

    Combine ground turkey or chicken, rice, 1/2 cup pineapple, 1/2 green onions, 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, egg, ginger and nutmeg in large bowl. Mix well.
  2. Scoop mixture and gently roll into desired meatball size, place meatballs on alumiun foil-lined baking sheet with sides.
    Bake 25-30 minutes or until meatballs are done.
  3. While meatballs are baking to make sauce:
    Combine remaining pineapple and juice, remaining 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce and the 2 tablespoons of orange marmalade in medium saucepan, heat to boiling.
    Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup green onions.
  4. Top cooked meatballs with sauce, Serve over hot cooked rice with additional green onions and garnish with pineapple chunks, if desired
    Serves 6-8

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About Polynesian Meatballs

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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