Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs

The Meatballs

3/4 pound ground dark meat chicken

3/4 pound ground white meat chicken

1 small zucchini grated

1/2 red onion grated

3 cloves minced garlic

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

1 TBSP parsley

Wearing gloves, combine ingredients and roll into meatballs.  Place on jelly roll pan and cook at 375 degrees for 15 minutes


1 14.5oz can of whole peeled tomatoes (not sauce)

1 15 oz can tomato sauce

15 oz chicken broth

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup distilled white vinegar

1 8 oz can of crushed pineapple with juice

2 medium carrots cut into 1/2 inch chunks

1 red onion cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1 large bell pepper cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1.5 tsp salt

1.5  TBSP corn starch mixed with 1/3 cup cold water (mix thoroughly and then add to sauce)

Simmer ingredients for 10 minutes on the stove 

Stove Top Version:

Combine all ingredients including meatballs into a covered pot and cook on medium for 15 minutes

Crock Pot

Cook on low for 2 hours


Serve over:

  1. Spiralized Zucchini (can either boil or saute noodles to cook them)
  2. White Jasmine Rice





Karen Redmond received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree of Science in Health and Fitness Promotion from Marymount University. She has been working in the health and fitness field for 20 years. She is a Master CHEK Practitioner and Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Currently she is studying with Guy Voyer, D.O. studying Osteopathy in the Soma Training and Soma Therapy and ELDOA Programs. Karen is the owner of North Shore Smart Bodies located in Northbrook, Illinois. Specializing in corrective exercise, holistic lifestyle and nutrition coaching, she sees a wide range of clients including those with orthopedic injuries and back pain. Karen enjoys working with runners and endurance athletes of all levels and all distances. She does blood lactate threshold testing, gait analysis and a musculoskeletal evaluation on all clients. Karen then develops a customized program with myofascial stretching, ELDOAS, stability and strength training. She also works with pre/post natal clients, golfers and other athletes. Karen is a competitive runner and enjoys racing distances from 5k to half marathons.

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