To make your holiday party even more spectacular, you need the perfect wine. Here is, the Million Dollar Chef, Walter Martino’s Top 20 Holiday appetizers, and guide to holiday wine pairings.


Ready to meet your new favorite appetizer? Check out these easy Sweet Chili Party Meatballs!

Looking for an insanely delicious appetizer to add to your next holiday party? These incredible Sweet Chili Party Meatballs are bursting with flavor, easy to make, and always a hit with friends and family! So are you ready to get started? 

PAIRING: Casa Marin – Cartagena Sauvignon Blanc 2018



1 lb. ground chicken

2 eggs

2 c. freshly grated Parmesan

1 c. panko

2 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce

1 cloves garlic

 Black pepper

Pinch crushed red pepper flakes

Sweet chili sauce

Olive oil



3 tbs of sweet chili sauce

1 tbs of light soy sauce

3 tbs of water

How to Make It


Preheat oven to 400° and grease a large baking sheet with olive oil.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, egg, Parmesan, panko, soy sauce and garlic. Season with salt, pepper, and a pinch of red pepper flakes.


Roll mixture into 16 meatballs and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake until golden and cooked through, about 15 minutes.


Whisk together the sauce ingredients, add this to a frying pan with the meatballs and heat over medium heat until coated and sticky and meatballs are cooked through.

Serve meatballs with spicy-sweet chili sauce.

Casa Marin – Cartagena Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Suggested Pairing: Casa Marin – Cartagena Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Pale straw in colour. On the nose, bright, fresh and lifted with distinctive melon, kiwi and grassy notes. Clean and beautifully structured with hints of citrus and honey and fine balanced acidity.

Let’s get cooking. For now, I’d love to know —tag @ChefWMartino on social and use the hashtag #AllThingsWine so I can cheer you on and share your dishes.

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