Chicken balls are a food consisting of small, spherical or nearly spherical pieces of chicken. They are prepared and eaten in several different cuisines.
In Western Chinese cuisine
Chicken balls (Chinese: 鸡球; pinyin: jī qiú) are a type of modern Chinese food served in Canada, Ireland, and the United Kingdom as a staple of Chinese take-out. The dish consists of small chunks of fried chicken breast meat covered in a crispy batter coating. They are often served with curry sauce, sweet and sour sauce or plum sauce. These are a large staple of the Chinese diet, depending on the recipe and referred name.
In East and Southeast Asian cuisines
In other cuisines
- Susan Sampson (2007-12-12). "Great balls of flavour". Toronto Star. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
She rounded out the theme with recipes for ... pecan-crusted chicken balls...
- Terence Corcoran (2007-11-23). "Toronto street-food project half-baked at best". National Post. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
- "Shanghai palace offers foodie feasts". Calgary Sun. 2005-03-04.
...reminiscent of those deep fried chicken balls I do my best to avoid.
- Menu for Beijing Cuisine restaurant in Blackwater, Surrey, England
- Oliver Moore (2007-11-29). "The friendly skies of Moncton" (fee required). The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
I say, 'It's chicken balls' and they say, 'We've never seen that in China.'(registration required)
- Saleema Devi Refran (2002-09-25). "Making 'tusok-tusok' the fishballs". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
- Patricia Wells (1993-11-15). "Rating the World's Best Restaurants:Tokyo". International Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
- Marian Burros (1982-03-31). "Distinctive foods of the Italian Jews". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
- Yasmine El-Rashidi (2003-10-30). "Pull up a chair". Al-Ahram Weekly. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
- Gail Collins (1999-11-23). "Pre-2K Thanksgiving". The New York Times. Retrieved 2007-12-20.