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  • Serves:4
  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:20 mins

Sweet & Sour Chicken Meatballs

+1 Mixed Vegetables

Once you’ve tried these sticky Sweet & Sour Chicken Meatballs, you’ll realise the power of the simple Chinese Five Spice. Loaded with flavour and added mixed vegies, this dish is a great variation on a classic stir fry. The kids are sure to go crazy for this yummy creation.

Original recipe by FUSS FREE COOKING | 1.8.15



  • For the meatballs:
  • 500g mince chicken
  • 1½ teaspoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 spring onion, finely sliced
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon dry breadcrumbs
  • -
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • Toasted sesame seeds (optional)


In a mixing bowl, combine chicken mince, soy sauce, ground white pepper, Chinese Five Spice, spring onion and sesame oil.


Wet your hand and roll a tablespoon of the meat mixture into a ball and repeat this step with the remaining meat mixture.

Heat up a non-stick frying pan over medium heat with a teaspoon of oil. Brown the meatballs until all surfaces have turned golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.

In the same pan, add a teaspoon of cooking oil. Add sliced spring onion (the white part only; the green part is reserved for garnish later) and sauté until aromatic over low heat.

Add tomato sauce, soy sauce, water and brown sugar. Mix well.

When the sauce starts to bubble, return the meatballs and remaining Edgell Mixed Vegetables to pan. Stir over low heat until the sauce has reduced and turned into a thick glaze, which takes about 3 minutes over low heat.

Serve garnished with the reserved spring onion and sprinkle with toasted sesame if you wish. Serve with rice.


For a true sweet and sour sauce, add 1 tablespoon vinegar to sauce mixture.

Meatballs can be flavoured with schezuan pepper if preferred to Chinese Five Spice.

Let's face it, We could all do with more vegies in our meals.

That’s why we started the Edgell +1 Project. We wanted to show just how easy it is to add one extra vegetable to your meals. We scour the web each month to find some of Australia’s favourite recipes, then head to the kitchen to show you how easy it is to add extra vegetables to your meals.