Chicken Cheese Balls! These crispy on the outside and fluffy and cheesy on the inside, crunchy golden balls are an easy, tasty and deliciously addictive snack
Course: Appetizer, Brunch, Ramadan, Snack
Servings: 15chicken balls
Author: Hirra Pervaiz
2CupsChickenboiled and shredded. approx. 2 chicken breasts
2-3Medium Potatoesboiled and mashed
2Eggsboiled and mashed
2-3Green Chilieschopped finely
1tspRed Chili Powder
1tspBlack Pepper Powder
1/4tspWhite Pepper Powder
1/2tspSaltor to taste
1CupFlour for coating
2CupsBread Crumbs for coating
Oil for frying
Mix together chicken, mashed potatoes and mashed eggs
Mix in all the seasoning along with cheese, green chillies and cornflour, until well combined
Using a cookie scoop, or roughly take 2 tablespoon of mixture. Roll it betweeb your palms to make smooth balls.
Dredge the chciken balls into flour, dip in egg and roll in breadcrumbs. Then again in egg and bread crumbs. Refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.
Heat oil over medium heat, about 2-inch deep to cover the balls halfway at least.
Gently add the chicken cheese balls into the oil. Don't overcrowd the pan. Fry the balls until golden turning once or twice.
Using a slotted spoon remove from oil and drain on kitchen paper. Serve immediately with your favourite dipping sauce.
To Bake – You can bake these chicken cheese instead for frying. simply spray them generously with cooking spray. Place them on a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F until golden and crispy.
To Make-ahead – Make the chicken cheese balls ahead of time and keep in the fridge. Cover with plastic until ready to fry. It can stay in the fridge for up to 3 days.
To Freeze – You can freeze the chicken cheese balls either before coating or after coating. After coating in egg, flour and breadcrumbs place them in a dish and freeze until firm. Transfer into a ziplock bag. when ready to eat simply take out and fry in hot oil. don’t thaw. If freezing before coating, after taking out from freezer coat with flour, egg and breadcrumbs and fry.
To Re-heat – These can easily be reheated in the oven. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. Do not reheat using the microwave.
Add More Cheese - To add a little more cheese, Take about 1-2 Tbsp of the chicken cheese ball mixture and spread it on your palm. Place a cube of mozzarella cheese in the centre and roll it into a ball, coat and fry
To customize – You can add in your favourite ingredients, swap shredded chicken, for chicken mince, add in vegetables or mushrooms. For a gluten-free version use gluten-free flour and breadcrumbs. For a vegetarian version skip the chicken and make potato cheese balls throw in your favourite vegetables.