Healthy and Tender Chicken Meatballs Using Tofu and Ground Chicken Breast

Healthy and Tender Chicken Meatballs Using Tofu and Ground Chicken Breast

These meatballs are so tender, they barely hold their shape. They are made with tofu. Use these meatballs for your hot pot or soup dishes.


Ground chicken breast
150 g
Firm tofu
1/2 block
Onion (or Japanese leek)
80-100 g (about 1/2)
Ginger (grated)
a small amount
1.5 tablespoons
to taste
Water (for cooking meatballs)
800 ml


1. Drain the tofu well. Chop the onion. Combine all the meatball ingredients and mix well.
2. The mixture is very soft, so spoon the mixture gently into the cooking water. Keep the water at a simmer.
3. If you boil the water vigorously, the meatballs will fall apart, so be careful. Once you finish spooning the meat balls into the water, turn off the heat. Cook the meatballs through with the residual heat.
4. Cool the meatballs in the cooking liquid to keep them moist. Use the cooking liquid to make your hot pot and soup.
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Story Behind this Recipe

Ground chicken breast is a healthy option, but tends to be dry and crumbly. By adding tofu and reducing the amount of binding agent, you can make tender and fluffy meatballs. The cooking liquid is tasty, so do not waste it.