Ultimately, one amazing thing about meatballs is the freedom that comes in experimenting with it. It is almost as if its flavors naturally embrace most side dishes or savory seasonings and sauces you pair with it.
Perhaps this is why it also works so flawlessly well with a sauce that collaborates gorgeously with many ingredients as well. And the result? Sweet and sour chicken meatballs– a dish bursting with some of the best flavors.
Our first step involves, of course, creating the most delectable and hearty chicken meatballs. Do this by taking 1 lb. of ground chicken, and putting this in a big mixing bowl. Now start grating 1 Knorr chicken cube, and sprinkle ¼ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper over it. Proceed by cracking open 1 egg onto your bowl, and mix everything inside thoroughly.
Gather ½ cup of breadcrumbs, and gradually place some into your bowl as you mix the ingredients. Now we will start shaping our meatballs by taking 2 tablespoons of the mixture. Now roll this into a ball, and continue the process until you finish the contents of your bowl.
Start cooking up the meatballs you’ve molded together:
We can now check frying off our list. Let’s move on to the rich, delightful sauce that will be coating our chicken meatballs:
For this, we will utilize the remaining oil from the pan to sauté 2 tablespoons of Julienned onion until the layers are separated. Now place your ¼ cup of Julienned bell peppers, and 3 tablespoons of Julienned carrots inside the pot to cook them for 1 minute.
Start pouring 1 ¾ cups of water. Also add 5 tablespoons of white sugar, 4 tablespoons of white vinegar, and 4 tablespoons of banana ketchup inside. Now wait for this to boil. And then proceed to stir them until they have more or less combined well together. Now we will need 1 ½ tablespoons of cornstarch that’s been diluted in 2 tablespoons of water. Its purpose is to add some texture and thickness to our sauce. Keep stirring until you notice that the sauce has become perfectly thick.
Can’t get enough of these Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs?
It is a well-known fact that sometimes, finding time to cook for yourself can be a challenge. Juggling several tasks in one day can often lead you to ordering takeout instead of whipping up a healthy, homemade meal. But this is exactly why some dishes with pre-assembled and made components like these Easy Meatballs with Mixed Vegetables are so convenient!
If you find yourself with some more time to cook over the weekend, you can already start making meatballs then freezing them. Then you can cook this dish up with ease later onm and simply utilize some frozen mixed veggies. All in all, it’s a win-win situation because you will wind up with an appetizing, nourishing dish in no time!
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