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Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls

No recipe image available.This terrific recipe for Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls was submitted by Denny Gross of Radcliff, New York.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 large egg, slightly beaten
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound ground chicken
5 tablespoons all-purpose flour - divided use
3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1 (14-ounce) can pineapple chunks in own juice
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 green pepper, sliced in 1 1/2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 cup white distilled vinegar

Cooking Directions:

  1. In medium bowl, mix together egg, garlic, salt and pepper. Add ground chicken and 2 tablespoons of the flour.
  2. On wax paper, sprinkle remaining 3 tablespoons flour. Drop chicken mixture by heaping teaspoons onto floured wax paper; roll in flour to form balls.
  3. In nonstick skillet, place canola oil over high temperature. Add chicken balls and cook, turning, until brown, about 6 minutes. Remove chicken balls and drain on paper towels.
  4. Drain oil from skillet, reserving 1 tablespoon.
  5. Drain juice from pineapple chunks into measuring cup; add water to make 1 cup liquid. Add bouillon cube to pineapple juice; stir to dissolve.
  6. In skillet over low temperature, place pineapple chunks and green pepper; stir and cook about 2 minutes.
  7. In small bowl, place cornstarch, sugar and ginger; stir in soy sauce and vinegar until smooth.
  8. To skillet, add pineapple juice mixture and then cornstarch mixture, stirring and cooking until clear and thickened, about 5 minutes.
  9. Arrange chicken balls over sauce and serve with rice and crisp Chinese noodles.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.