Chinese New Year Recipes: Weight Watchers Chicken Balls

Chinese New Year Recipes: Weight Watchers Chicken Balls

We’ve recently brought in the New Year which means plenty of healthy eating resolutions but when big occasions such as Chinese New Year come round it’s hard to avoid celebrating without food.

These Weight Watchers Chinese chicken balls are super tasty as well as being lower in calories and fat making them 3 propoints per serving!

They’re easy to make and will satisfy all hungry tummies. Here’s what you’ll need and how to make them.

Weight Watcher’s Chinese Chicken Balls

Cooking time: 45 mins

Serves: 12


5 spray (s) Cooking Spray

1 ¼ tablespoons Peanut Oil

3 Cloves of Minced Garlic

1 tablespoon grated ginger root

225g finely diced mushrooms

2 tablespoons low sodium Soy Sauce

2 tablespoons medium sherry

1 medium spring onion (chopped)

25g Fresh coriander

900g chicken

80g Weight Watchers® Reduced Sugar Apricot Jam

2 tablespoons of water

1 ½ tablespoons  Thai Fish Sauce

1 ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice


Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4/180°C/350°F. Coat a 12-hole muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.

In a large frying pan, warm oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add ginger; cook, stirring, for 1 minute more. Add mushrooms; stir to combine and scrape bottom of pan with a wooden spoon. Add soy sauce and sherry to deglaze pan; cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes more. Add spring onions; cook, stirring, until wilted. Stir in coriander; turn off heat.

Place chicken in a mixing bowl; add mushroom mixture and combine thoroughly. Fill each muffin hole with about 1/2 cup of chicken mixture shaped into a ball with your hands (or you can use an ice cream scoop to shape balls).

Bake until juices bubble up clear, about 35 to 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, to prepare dipping sauce, in a small bowl, combine jam, water, lime juice and fish sauce.

Serve chicken balls with dipping sauce on the side.

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