Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs

These savoury Asian-inspired meatballs won’t last long! Served over a bed of steamed rice, they’ll soon be a family favourite!

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (250 mL) oats, large flake
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) cilantro, fresh, minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) hot pepper sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) ginger, freshly grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) orange juice
  • 5 tbsp (75 mL) ketchup
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) honey
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) water
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) green onions, sliced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine ground chicken, salt, egg, oats, cilantro, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch, hot pepper sauce, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) grated fresh ginger and garlic.

  2. Shape mixture into 16 meatballs.

  3. In pot with lid, combine remaining ingredients, except green onions and peppers. Add meatballs. Cover, bring sauce to a boil, then reduce heat until sauce thickens and meatballs are cooked through (approximately 20 minutes) or until a meat thermometer inserted into the chicken pieces reads 165°F (74°C). Stir in green onion and peppers and simmer an additional 5-10 minutes. If the sauce becomes too thick, stir in more orange juice.

  4. Serve meatballs on serving platter over cooked rice or egg noodles. Garnish with more sesame seeds and minced cilantro.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 345 g serving Amount
  • Calories 550
  • Protein 30 g
  • Fat 25 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 53 g
  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sugar 18 g
  • Cholesterol 125 mg
  • Sodium 430 mg
  • Per 345 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 15
  • Calcium 10
  • Iron 25
  • Vitamin A 10
  • Vitamin C 190
  • Vitamin B6 19
  • Vitamin B12 6
  • Folate 20
  • Magnesium 42
  • Zinc 25

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