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.


  • 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.

IMG_20140226_171735Deep fry the chicken balls and keep aside.


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.

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. 



16 Comments Add yours

  1. LFFL says:

    I’ve never tried making chicken meatballs before. They look great.


    1. skdarvesh says:

      Wow! Thanks. That’s a huge compliment coming from you. It matters….


    2. skdarvesh says:

      Wow! Thanks. Thats a huge compliment coming from you. It matters….


  2. 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 🙂


    1. skdarvesh says:

      thank you so much for the encouraging words and the nice tip. I will implement it. It means a lot…….


  3. Corina says:

    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.


    1. skdarvesh says:

      Thanks for all the nice words. Do give it a try. you will love it……


  4. Mustang.Koji says:

    What stellar photography too! Would you think this would work with ground chicken of would it be too fatty? The ingredients are making my mouth water!


    1. skdarvesh says:

      What is unique to this recipe is shredded chicken. I am not sure it would taste the same with ground chicken.


  5. Amithab says:

    Loved the way you presented the recipe and your penchant for cooking. Will definitely try this very soon.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for the kind words ☺ Please do keep visiting.


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