Sweet And Sour Chicken Meatballs

Sweet And Sour Chicken Meatballs

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"On a scale of 1 to 10, my kids rate this recipe 11. It is excellent!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 754 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 754 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 152.3g
  • 49%
  • Protein:
  • 17.9 g
  • 36%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 1778 mg
  • 71%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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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  1. 73 Ratings


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!


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!!


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.