Place first 5 ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Add ground chicken or pork. Mix and shape into 1 1/2 inch balls. Arrange on a broiler tray and broil, turning once, until browned, about 4 - 5 minutes per side.
Place meatballs in a 3 1/2 quart slow cooker.
Combine next 8 ingredients in a saucepan. Mix water and cornstarch in a small cup and then add to saucepan. Heat and stir until boiling and.
Pour over meatballs (if preparing the night before, cool sauce thoroughly before pouring over chicken and placing in the refrigerator).
Cover and cook on Low for 4 to 5 hours or on High for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Great with rice or all alone.
(I freeze them and mircowave for fast lunch with few crackers).