Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Balls)
16 oz ground chicken
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 Tbls sugar
4 Tbls chicken broth, divided
2 Tbls soy sauce, divided
1/4 to 1/2 cup fine bread crumbs
2 Tbls veg oil
3 1/2 Tbls water
Soak the onions in water and squeeze out moisture. Combine the chicken and onion with the sugar, 2 1/2 tbls chicken broth, 1 tbls soy sauce and the egg. Mix well. Add enough bread crumbs to be able to work with the meat mixture. Roll into bite size balls (or use a 1" scoop).
Heat the oil in the pan; brown meatballs on all sides. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 F for 15 - 20 minutes or until cooked through. Return tsukune to the skillet you used to brown and keep warm.
Combine the water with remaining 1 1/2 Tbls chicken broth and 1 Tbls soy sauce. Add to the Tsukune and cook over med heat until almost evaporated.
At this point the Tsukune is ready to eat, or you can finish it off with the Orange Glaze recipe posted seperately.