Chilli Chicken Meatballs

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Chilli Chicken Meatballs

These chilli chicken meatballs were a result of being snowed in, while feeling homesick, anxious, and generally nostalgic.

Basically a riff of the more traditional chilli chicken, this recipe takes away all the grease and fuss of batter coating and deep frying the chicken. It beats almost anything that you might try named similar in your regular US Indian restaurant. But you probably knew that!

Ingredients:

or the meatballs
1 pound ground chicken
1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons oil
For the sauce and finish
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon cider or rice vinegar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 shallot, finely chopped
4 scallions, thinly sliced (whites and greens separated)
1 carrot, peeled and julliened
1 bell pepper, halved seeded and thinly sliced
6 to 8 green Serrano chillies, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

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