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Sweet And Sour Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Sweet And Sour Chicken Meatballs

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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onion, green pepper, and carrot. Cook for 5 minutes, until onion is softened. Stir in broth, tomato sauce, brown sugar, white vinegar, pineapple with juice, and ketchup. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, soak bread in milk in a large bowl until milk is absorbed. Mix together with ground chicken, shredded zucchini, egg, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Shape into 12 meatballs, about 2 tablespoons each.
  3. Drop meatballs into simmering sauce. Cook 15 minutes, or until cooked through, turn over once during cooking.
  4. Remove skillet from heat. Stir in rice. Cover, and let stand 5 minutes. Fluff rice with fork before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 23, 2008

This sauce is the best sweet and sour I have come across! As I was short on time, I skipped making the meatballs and just browned the meat and made a stirfry with the sauce. Adding any array of your favourite veggies just makes it that much better - 5 stars! Edit - I have now made this a bunch of times and I found doing boneless skinless chicken breasts pieces in place of the meatballs is the winner!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 15, 2010

This was just okay. My husband said it was edible but he wouldn't ask me to make it again.


74 Ratings

May 11, 2004

This was fantastic - better than I thought it would turn out. Tasted like something you'd get in a restaurant. I did have some trouble with the consistency of the meat after i added the bread, egg and seasonings. It was just too moist and I thought it would fall apart when put in the sauce. I think that was my fault though as I don't know if I had the full amount of chicken that the recipe called for and it had been in the freezer and was a little watery. But I fixed that problem by adding some breadcrums and putting the meatballs in the oven set at a very low temp for a little while and let them dry out and firm up and they turned out wonderful. I didn't have any garlic powder so I used Mrs. Dash's garlic seasoning. I don't know if this made much difference but I thought the meatballs were perfectly seasoned. Also next time I make this (and there will be a next time!!) I think I will cut down on the vinegar a bit - a little to vinegary for my taste. I had to add some more brown sugar to balance it out. But all in all a very tasty dish!!

Jun 23, 2003

This is the best sweet and sour sauce recipe I've found. Instead of meatballs, I make a stir fry with cut up chicken. It's easier and faster.

Nov 04, 2005

This was wonderful. I made a few modifications to the overall recipe but left the sauce ingredients as is. Rather than making meatballs I just added cut up boneless, skinless chicken thighs to the sauce at the same time you would add the meatballs. I also didn't use instant rice but made jasmine rice and then served the sauce and chicken over it. I will definitely make this again.

Dec 18, 2007

I really liked the flavor of this recipe, but I had a couple of issues with its particulars. For one, the recipe calls for "instant rice" to be used, but doesn't really specify. Most packages labeled "instant rice" actually take more than five minutes to cook (as the recipe suggests) - what it should call for is Minute rice - which cooks faster. Also, the meatballs did not hold together very well. Next time, I think I'll skip the milk the just add the bread into the mixture on its own. And suggest not chopping the fruits and vegetables so small. I at least like it better with bigger chunks of onion, pepper and pineapple - it seems to be more flavorful.

Jun 23, 2003

What a great recipe! I added the Mango & Pork fried rice from allrecipe.com to this one and it was WONDERFUL! We loved it! Thanks so much for the recipe!

Jun 22, 2010

If you are craving sweet and sour chicken/pork, this comes close, and its not deep fried, so it's a win win! Made it for dinner last night and was so happy with the results! Used brown rice instead of instant to add a little more nutritional value...This receipe is definately a keeper! Yea!!! :)


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  • Calories
  • 754 kcal
  • 38%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 152.3 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 12 g
  • 48%
  • Protein
  • 17.9 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 1778 mg
  • 71%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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