Chicken & Pork Meatballs! Sweet and Sour Sauce

Chicken & Pork Meatballs! Sweet and Sour Sauce

Serve these crispy golden meat patties made from the best of both worlds: chicken and pork! Doubanjiang adds a spicy kick to the ketchup-based sweet and sour sauce.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Ground chicken breast
150 g
Ground pork
150 g
Onion (chopped)
3 heaping tablespoons
Soy sauce, mirin, katakuriko
1 tablespoon each
Sweet and Sour Sauce
Ketchup, sake, mirin
3 tablespoons each
Vinegar, Sesame oil
1 tablespoon each
1/2 tablespoon
about 1/2 a teaspoon
Katakuriko to thicken the sauce
1/2 tablespoon


1. Combine the ingredients for the meatballs and knead well.
2. Shape into small round patties, and brown both sides in pan. Covering with a lid helps steam cook the meatballs evenly.
3. Combine and mix the ingredients for the sauce (including the katakuriko).
4. Turn off the heat, and pour the prepared sauce. Turn on the heat again and gently shake the pan to coat the meatballs. For a thick, strong-flavored sauce, simmer well.

Story Behind this Recipe

I saw some ground chicken breast on sale! Chicken has a pretty light flavor to it, so when I decided to change half of the meat to pork, I ended up with especially tasty meatballs!
This meaty and hearty dish lets you enjoy the taste of chicken without the greasiness of an all-pork recipe.