Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs {Giveaway Post!!}
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Bubbe's Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Chicken instead of Beef- so you can eat twice as many!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 15 pieces
  • For sauce:
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 1 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1 cup dry red wine (white works too actually)
  • ¼ cup Nektar Naturals (12 packets) or more (1/2 cup total) if you want sweeter meatballs!
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 1½ teaspoons salt, or more to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • For meatballs:
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, small diced
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup cilantro, minced, plus more for garnish
  • ¼ cup bread crumbs, or matzo meal during Passover
  • Squirt of Sriracha (optional)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. First saute one onion in 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil over medium heat until tender.
  2. Then add tomato sauce and wine and stir.
  3. Then add the Nektar Naturals, lemon juice, vinegar, water, allspice and salt and pepper. Lower heat to medium low and let simmer.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together ground chicken, minced garlic, onion, 1 egg, minced cilantro, breadcrumbs, and I added in a squirt of Sriracha because I put it in everything!! Addicted. Then form into little balls.
  5. Heat up a large skillet over medium heat and add in ¼ cup olive oil. Then brown meatballs on either side. This gives them extra flavor and helps them stay in ball form!
  6. Add them to the sauce and simmer for 20 minutes until the sauce is thick and the meat is cooked through.
  7. Garnish with extra cilantro and serve hot!
Recipe by What Jew Wanna Eat at http://whatjewwannaeat.com/sweet-and-sour-chicken-meatballs-giveaway-post/