You inspired me, So Another Chicken Meatball recipe

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This recipe makes a chicken meatball that is more suited to a pineapple sweet and sour sauce, and maybe served on top of Soba noodles. It was a huge hit with my family, and guests wo have tried it. I hope you like it here as well.

Asian Chicken Meatballs
There’s this great restaurant just down the road a bit from my home. They serve some fine food at this place. One of my wife’s favorite dishes served at this establishment is chicken meatballs. They are good. I’ve had them.
Well, to make a long story short, I had to try to make something similar at home. The results of my efforts (and this is according to my wife, folks) are chicken meat balls of superior quality to the ones found at the restaurant. These are especially good with pineapple sweet & sour sauce.
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Ingredients:
1 large chicken breast
2 large chicken thighs
3 stalks celery
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbs good soy sauce
1/8 tsp. Chinese 5-spice powder
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 clove garlic
1 tsp. onion powder
1 medium egg, lightly beaten

Skin and remove the chicken from the bones and either mince in food-processor, or run through a meat grinder. Mince the garlic and add with the onion powder to the meat. Finely chop the celery and add it to the chicken with the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
The trick to these meatballs is egg. Lacking sufficient fat to hold them together, the protein rich egg white coats each morsel of meat, acting like the fat in a hamburger. It binds them.
Shape into 1 inch meatballs and gently set them into a deep frying pan. Add 1/2 cup of water and cover. Gently steam the meatballs until they are firm. Remove the pan lid and allow the water to evaporate, or pour it off. Add two tbs. peanut oil and sauté until lightly browned on all sides. Serve with Pineapple Sweet & Sour Sauce, white rice and butter, and with stir-fried veggies,, i.e. snow pies, onion, water chestnuts, etc. Arrange artistically on dark plates and serve.
Makes approximately 24 meatballs.
 

kuan

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Arrange artistically! :D :D

Have you ever seen ground chicken at the grocery store? I remember seeing it a long time ago, don't know if it's a normal thing these days or not.
 
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Arrange artistically! :D :D

Have you ever seen ground chicken at the grocery store? I remember seeing it a long time ago, don't know if it's a normal thing these days or not.
Yes, ground chicken and ground turkey are very common around here. You can get breast or thighs of each bird. I bought a pack of free-run ground turkey breast today.

Ground turkey/chicken breast can be dry, but -- I use a secret ingredient from a Serious Eats recipe. It adds umami from marmite, soy sauce and anchovies but the true secret is pureed roasted eggplant. Darned good. Here's a link to the recipe:
Seriously Meaty Turkey Burgers
I usually serve it with ajvar.
 

phatch

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I don't have to look to hard to find it either. Usually a 1 lb chub form factor.
 
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