You can make healthy Chicken Balls even healthier by mixing Tofu with Chicken Mince. ‘Chicken & Tofu Burgers’ is an example and it is very popular in Japan. These ‘Tofu & Chicken Balls’ are best cooked in the boiling Stock, so that you would need no Oil at all. I often cook them in a soup and add some Noodles to it. It can be a very filling meal, but it is very low in calories. Make a lot and freeze leftovers.


4 to 5 Servings (32 Balls)


350g Chicken Breast Mince
1 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine) *optional
250g Firm Tofu *finely crumbles
1 small piece Ginger *grated
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon White Pepper
1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
2 Spring Onions *finely chopped
*Note: Add extra ingredients such as Shiitake Mushrooms and Carrot

  1. Combine all ingredients well in a bowl. Roll mixture into balls. *Note: Chicken Mince can be sticky. Wet your hands with Water when you roll the mixture into balls.
  2. Cook Tofu & Chicken Balls in the boiling Chicken Stock OR Dashi Stock. When floating, cook a few more minutes.
  3. You can enjoy Tofu & Chicken Balls with your favourite sauce OR add them to a salad. It would be a good idea to cook them in stock with other Vegetables, season the stock as you like, and add Noodles such as Udon and Ramen.
  4. Teriyaki Flavoured Sauce goes very well with these Tofu & Chicken Balls. Combine the ingredients in a heat-proof bowl and cook in the microwave until thickens.
    – 1 tablespoon Sugar
    – 2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
    – 2 tablespoons Water
    – 1/2 teaspoon Rice Vinegar
    – 1 teaspoon Corn Starch OR Potato Starch