Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Make this classic meatball recipe kid-friendly with chicken.

IMAGE Mira Angeles

The classic sweet and sour sauce is one that transcends generations. You may remember the time when you loved it as a kid with these glistening mounds of meat coated in a flavorful and colorful sauce. These are sweet and sour meatballs

Meatballs are commonly made with pork but if you're trying to budget, you can swap that meat with more affordable chicken. You still get that same chunkiness you want without it putting a big dent in your budget. (Plus, kids love chicken!) 

The meatballs aren't the only thing about this dish that makes it memorable. 

If you love the sweet and sour sauce with the meatballs from your childhood, you need to make the sauce that has both banana ketchup and pineapples in it. These two ingredients are the classic ones that make the sauce irresistibly delicious! Not only does the banana ketchup deliver sweetness, a touch of spiciness, and a consistency that helps make the sauce thick enough to coat each meatball but it also transforms the sauce into that classic red color that you can only get from the condiment. 

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That's not the only thing that makes this sauce so good. The pineapples, especially canned ones, are sweet but it still retains the tanginess that makes pineapples a natural sour agent in dishes. While you can get a similar sourness from vinegar, the pineapple's sourness is perfectly balanced with its other taste: sweetness. 

You just can't have one meatball on your plate! Scoop some up and savor each one when you make this easy and classic recipe with a twist..

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Prep Time
20 mins 
Cooking Time
25 mins 
Ready In
45 mins 
Yield
4
Cuisine
Chinese, Filipino
Cooking Method
Fry and Simmer

Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs Ingredients

How to cook Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs

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