Sweet and Sour Chicken balls

IMG_20140226_225147Who doesn’t love chinese food ! Especially when eating out, Americans love chinese. Chinese food is available all over the world, but almost every country has its own version. Sweet and Sour Chicken balls is my very own version of the original dish. Do try it out in your kitchen, because it turns out really good. You can serve it with Chicken fried rice or noodles.

Do you know why Chinese do not like to use knives and forks ? Because they think they are weapons. That is why they use boneless meat and chopped veggies which could be picked up with chopsticks.

IMG_20140226_224454Ingredients:

  • Chicken boiled and shredded   :   2 cups
  • Cornflour                                      :    3 tsp.
  • Red Chilli powder                        :    1/2 tsp.
  • Salt                                                  :    to taste
  • Ginger Garlic paste                      :    1 tsp.
  • Chopped Garlic                             :    1 tbsp.
  • Chopped Green chillies               :     2 tsp.
  • Sesame seeds                                 :    1 tbsp.
  • Vinegar                                           :   1 tbsp.
  • Soy sauce                                       :    1 tsp.
  • Chilli sauce                                    :   1 tsp.
  • Tomato sauce                               :   2 tsp.
  • Honey                                             :   1 tsp. or more
  • Spring onion whites                    :   1/2 a cup chopped
  • Spring onion greens                    :   2 tbsp. chopped

Method:

Mix the top five ingredients and make small balls.

IMG_20140226_171735Deep fry the chicken balls and keep aside.

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In a wok, put 3 tbsp. of oil and add onions, garlic, chillies, and the remaining sauces one by one. Then add honey. Saute on high heat for a while and add the chicken balls. Take it out in a serving dish and garnish with sesame seeds and spring onion greens.

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Serve hot with fried rice or noodles.

Extra tip:

If you want, you can make a gravy out of this dish by adding some cornflour paste and some chicken/veg stock or just some water.

Health tip:

For all those who think Ajinimoto or Chinese salt is a must for chinese dishes, think again. This dish tastes just as good without it. 

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15 thoughts on “Sweet and Sour Chicken balls

  1. Great post, this look so yummy! You should use the tags gluten free and dairyfree too so that people with allergies and dietary requirements can find these recipes (as long as they are gluten/daity free) too 🙂

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  2. I love Chinese food and the flavours in these look yummy. Like LFFL, I’ve also never made chicken meatballs before but I would like to have a go now.

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