Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Oatmeal balls?? I finally got to try Pineapple Chicken Balls. Its a recipe I have wanted to try now for over a year but could never bring myself to spend the money on ground chicken. But after finding a bin at the local grocery store with it marked down I picked up a couple of packages; I mostly picked it up because now that I am in the adventures of making baby food I thought this stuff would be easier to use then a whole chicken.

With there being more then enough for the babe I decided to take a little bit and see what it was like. The recipe is found from Company's Coming Diabetic Dinners. Its a great cook book with lots of yummy low fat recipes.

1 Egg
1/4 cup green onions ( I didn't use)
1/2 cup Oatmeal (not instant)
1 tsp Low sodium chicken bouillon powder
1/4 tsp dried thyme (I used fresh from my garden)

1 lb Lean ground chicken or turkey

14 oz pineapple tidbits with juice
3 Tbsp White vinegar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp Low sodium soy sauce
1 green pepper, diced

3 Tbsp water
1 1/2 Tbsp corn starch

Combine first 5 ingredients in medium bowl

Add chicken. Mix well. Shape into balls and arrange on baking sheet. Bake uncovered in 400 oven for 15 minutes.

Combine next 5 ingredients in large frying pan. Heat on med-high, stirring until boiling. Reduce heat to med-low. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.

Stir water into cornstarch in small dish until smooth. Stir into sauce until boiling and thickened. Add meatballs and heat!

Serve over hot rice

Now the moment you all have been waiting for...the verdict!! My husband and a friend I served these to both thought they were oatmeal balls!! I had to tell them they were chicken balls! hehehe...

Hubby said they were good and OK if I wanted to make a lower fat meat ball. However he did warn me not to serve them to guest because they did come out a little dry. I must admit that they were better the next day after they sat in the refrigerator. I didn't think they were that bad; the sauce was yummy and the pineapples add a wonderful flavor.

1 comment:

Geniève said...

Hahaha... oatmeal balls, that's hilarious!

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