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How to Make Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 2 4

My husband and I had these Sweet and Sour Meatballs at local Chinese restaurant. I looked everywhere for a recipe so I could make this dish at home. Couldn't find one, so I decided to play around with some ingredients and this is what I came up with. Turned out very well. Try it, I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Things You Will Need

1 -pound ground chicken or turkey
vegetable oil
bread crumbs
1- egg
1/2- cup lemon juice
2- tablespoons cornstarch
2- tablespoons soy sauce
1/2- cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1-20 ounce can chuck pineapple, in heavy syrup, drained. Reserve juice
1/3- cup onion, coarsely chopped
red, green and yellow peppers, 1/3-cup each, coarsely chopped
large skillet with lid
cooked rice

 

Cooking Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs

Step 1

Combine the ground chicken, egg and bread crumbs, add just enough bread crumbs 
to enable you to make meatballs that hold together. In the large skillet and oil cook
the chicken meatballs until done. Remove from skillet and drain. Set aside.

 

Chopp the peppers
Step 2

Chop the peppers and set aside.
In the same skillet that you cooked the meatballs, combine lemon juice, 
pineapple juice and cornstarch. Mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring 
until mixture thickens. When thickened, add brown sugar, soy sauce and 
peppers. Cook for about 5 minutes. Stir often so it doesn't stick. 

 

Pineapple (16044)
Step 3

Add the pineapple chucks, onion and chicken meatballs. Cover and 
cook on low for 8 to 10 minutes, or until peppers are tender crisp. 
Stir carefully every few minutes.
Serve over beds of warm cooked rice.

 

Serves 4.
Can also add sliced carrots and sliced celery.
Can use ground turkey, ground pork or ground beef

Tips & Warnings

Take care not to over cook or let mixture stick.


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Comments

May 23, 2010 10:08pm
Deborah-Diane
Your recipe for sweet and sour chicken meatballs sounds like a winner! Can't wait to give it a try!
May 26, 2010 2:51pm
goodselfme
Healthy and delicious recipe. thank you for this great one.
Mar 7, 2012 12:25am
footloose
Who'd-a-thunk- sweet n sour meatballs? Fabulous, gotta try 'em.
Mar 8, 2012 12:52pm
Lynsuz
Thanks footloose. Sweet and sour meatballs are a favorite at our house.
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