Kittencal's Chinese Chicken Balls
August 06, 2011
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"The batter amount listed is enough for 5 chicken breasts, do not cover any leftovers with foil or plastic wrap or they will get soggy, for easier slicing slice the chicken when still partially frozen. This also work great with cubed pork, cooking time will need to be increased slightly. You will love these!"
- Serving Size: 1 (120.9 g)
- Calories 214.7
- Total Fat - 3.6 g
- Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
- Cholesterol - 64.3 mg
- Sodium - 716.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 18.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
- Sugars - 0.7 g
- Protein - 24.6 g
- Calcium - 70.8 mg
- Iron - 1.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0.1 mg
If your meat is previously frozen then thawed, gently hand-squeeze or paper towel dry as much excess moisture from the chicken cubes as possible.
In a large bowl combine the flour with cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, garlic powder, seasoned salt, sugar and cayenne pepper if using.
Add in water and sesame oil; and whisk vigorously until smooth.
Add in the cubed chicken, using a spoon mix very well (some cubes may not look coated, if you mixed it very well, not to worry it is, it`s just got a thinner amount of batter on it).
Heat oil in a deep-fat fryer to 375 degrees F or heat about 4-inches of oil in a heavy skillet.
Remove the coated chicken pieces with long tongs (I use my fingers) then carefully drop the coated cubes into hot oil frying about 6-7 pieces at a time (do not over crowd or you will have a hard time turning them). Fry until golden brown, about 3 minutes turning frequently for even cooking (if your cubes are larger cooking will need to be increased slightly).
Using a large spoon with holes, transfer to paper towel-lined bowl or plate.
Serve immediately with sweet and sour sauce (toss in the sauce or serve on the side).
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.