Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes 15 servings
Fody's Sweet & Sour Chicken Meatballs
These easy chicken meatballs and sweet pineapple chunks are tossed in the best homemade sweet & sour sauce! These healthy meatballs are a great option for a holiday appetizer or can even be served as a quick entrée with rice!
Fody's Sweet & Sour Chicken Meatballs Ingredients:
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 2 Tbsp original gluten free panko breadcrumbs
- 1 Tbsp pineapple juice, from the can
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup green scallions, finely chopped (only the green parts)
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- 1 Tbsp Fody's Garlic Infused Olive Oil
- 1 20oz. can pineapple chunks, drained (reserving 1 Tbsp of juice for the meatballs)
- ¼ cup Fody's Ketchup
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch
- 1 Tbsp water
Directions for Fody's Sweet & Sour Chicken Meatballs
Whisk your ketchup, rice vinegar, maple syrup and soy sauce together in a pot and bring it to a boil over medium high heat.
Once boiling, mix the cornstarch and water together then slowly whisk it into your sauce. Continue whisking until the sauce has thickened slightly. Take the pot off the stove and allow the sauce to cool.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a broiler pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Next, mix your ground chicken, panko breadcrumbs, pineapple juice, soy sauce, egg, scallions and pepper together and form the mixture into 1 inch balls. Heat your olive oil in a pan over medium high heat and brown your chicken meatballs on all sides.
Then place your meatballs on the prepared broiler pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Once done, toss the chicken meatballs and pineapple chunks in your homemade sweet and sour sauce and serve!
About the Chef
Caitlin Monson is the photographer and content creator behind Kalefornia Kravings. Her love of cooking started at a young when she was constantly in the kitchen with her mother helping her stir, lining up ingredients and of course (the best part) licking the spoon! This passion later grew into what it is today as she strives to not only create delicious tasting recipes but also recipes that are gut healthy and easily approachable by the everyday cook.
At Kalefornia Kravings you’ll find simple easy to follow recipes that still taste delicious and are made with better for you ingredients! You can follow along with her on Instagram @kalefornia_kravings or check out her website www.kaleforniakravings.com
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