Copycat Recipe: TGI Friday's Jack Daniels Meatballs

March 18, 2015

Sweet and sticky, TGI Friday's Jack Daniels glazed meatballs are a restaurant favorite.  No Spoon Necessary has created a copycat recipe that is spot on that you can make this dish at home whenever you please.  When preparing these meatballs, it is important that you use ground chicken that is made with both light and dark meat.  The reason for this is that the additional fat keeps the meatballs moist.  That being said, you can easily make this same recipe using ground turkey or other ground meat.  Jack Daniel's glazed meatballs make for great party food or perfect served over rice.

Copycat TGI Friday's Jack Daniels Meatballs
Recipe from No Spoon Necessary

For the meatballs:
1 pound Ground Chicken (preferably NOT all ground chicken breast)
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1/2 Small Yellow Onion, finely diced (about 1/2 cup)
3 Tbsp Curly Parsley Leaves, minced
1/2 Cup Panko Breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 Large Egg, beaten
2 TBS Buttermilk

For the glaze: (yields roughly 1 cup)
3/4 Cup Unsalted Chicken Stock
1 Cup Pineapple Juice
1/3 Cup Teriyaki Sauce
1 1/2 TBS Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce
1 Cup Dark Brown Sugar, packed
3 TBS Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup Yellow Onion, finely diced (about a quarter of a medium sized onion)
3 Cloves of Garlic, minced
1/4 Cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Cornstarch

For full recipe instructions, click here.

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