Sweet & Sour Chicken Balls

I mentioned in my Shrimp & Fish Balls entry that there’s so many ways that simple dish can be played with.  It can be an appetizer or main course depending on how you serve it.  I thought Sweet and Sour is a good option.  I also toyed with the idea of substituting the shrimps and fish with chicken (or squid) the next time around.

We were all very pleased with the Shrimp Balls that in just 8 days, I was back in the kitchen making balls again.  This time, I used ground chicken instead of shrimp and fish…

I made the chicken balls exactly the same size as the shrimp balls.  I noticed, however, that unlike the shrimp balls, the chicken balls didn’t quite retain it’s puffed appearance after they were fished out of the pan.

Next time, instead of making half-a-tablespoon-sized balls, I’ll go for the full tablespoon size.  Nevertheless, chicken proved to be a worthy substitute to shrimp, so those with shrimp/seafood allergies can very well enjoy this treat as well.  Unlike the shrimp balls which I served on skewers with sweet chili sauce on the side for dipping, I made sweet & sour sauce instead and poured it on top of the chicken balls…

Sweet and Sour dishes have always been a family favorite for as long as I can remember.  I cooked this for lunch and just when everything’s been laid on the dining table, Hubby received a phone call confirming a teleconference which was to go on right that very second.  It was late and hubby was so hungry already.  I thought I’d turn his lunch into Sweet and Sour Rice Topping instead…

Ever heard of a working lunch teleconference?  Hahaha!  When the Li’l Munchkin saw what I made for her dad, she just had to have the same thing as well!  And here’s her little bowl o’ rice topped with Sweet and Sour Chicken Balls…

I should have made another bowl for myself so we would have had a Daddy Bowl, Mommy Bowl and Little Bowl.  Hee hee. :P

You’ll find the recipe for the Chicken Balls HERE.  The Sweet and Sour recipe can be found HERE.


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10 Responses to “Sweet & Sour Chicken Balls”

  1. Zriz says:

    Woah Munchkin Mommy! They look yummy! And using chicken is another way to cut down…hehehe :) Shrimp is uber yummy but I don’t like peeling them…hehehe

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Zriz! Not only is chicken the healthier alternative to say, pork, it is also cheaper! Well, I used ground chicken so it IS cheaper. Haha! I get you on the shrimp-peeling bit. I usually buy my shrimps from the Asian market because I like my shrimps with heads. But when I’m too lazy, I buy from the (regular) supermarket where I have the option of buying shrimps that are already peeled and deveined. They’re a bit more costly but they save me a lot of time. ;)

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  2. These looks so tasty!

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Tangled Noodle! They do, don’t they? Hahaha! Thanks for the visit!

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  3. jigi says:

    another yummy treat that I will try over the weekend… hopefully i’d be able to remember to buy the minced chicken and fish from woolies befor egoing home from work… otherwise im off again to the shop first thing in the morning of saturday hahaha…. it looks delishhh and i am so sure it will be delish as well…. sarapppppp kakagutom talaga… you are right, i developed an alergy from the prawns so off from prawns while pregnant said my doctor … but this is one good alternative, thanks heaps

    Jigi

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Jigi! I’m sorry to hear you developed allergies from the prawns! I can’t imagine myself being allergic to seafood. Then again, I’m allergic to aspirin, which isn’t good either! :D I look forward to reading about your chicken balls! Are you going to make sweet and sour? Well, whatever you decide to do with the chicken balls, I am sure it’s going to be a really yummy treat!

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  4. Twinkie says:

    Very lucky Little Munchkin and Munchkin Daddy… Hehe! I-lock mo na ang pinto mo panigurado magugustuhan din yan ni Goldilocks… ;)

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    munchkinmommy Reply:

    Hi Twinkie! Awww, thank you! It would be hilarious though if Goldilocks indeed came knocking at our door. Hahaha! :D

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  6. Looks good. I saw this on a commerical the other day, so thanks for posting the recipe. I have a cooking recipe site as well and I’d like to exchange links with you. Let me know if this is possible. Thanks.

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