Who 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.
- 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
Mix the top five ingredients and make small balls.
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.
Serve hot with fried rice or noodles.
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.
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.