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Easy Chicken Balls Recipe
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Easy Chicken Balls

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"A mixture of ground chicken, three cheeses, cloves, onion, eggs and seasoning makes for great golden fried chicken balls!"

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Original recipe makes 30 chicken balls Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. In a large bowl combine the chicken, onion, cloves, ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, ketchup, basil, parsley and eggs. Mix well and form about 30 balls out of the mixture, using hands.
  2. Roll balls in extra Parmesan cheese and cracker crumbs. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat and fry chicken balls until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 03, 2003

I left out the ricotta (forgot to buy) and the cloves. I did notice that the 2 eggs seemed to make the mixture very "wet" so I added some bread crumbs to make it easier to handle. I also didn't have crackers on hand so I crushed some corn flakes. I'm not a fan of hot oil but it was easy to make and my husband and I both loved them. I made a honey mustard dipping sauce for them as well. I would probably make this again but might try baking them instead of frying.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2003

I grilled this in patties on foil. It stuck to the foil and the only discernable flavor was of cloves of which I only used half the amount. Ground chicken needs to be used for an amorphous protein source in a hearty sauce, where its lack of fat is an advantage. Sorry.


23 Ratings

Jan 29, 2007

I actually baked these instead of frying them. I also added a little minced garlic. Family loved it!

Jul 11, 2006

Very tasty! I actually flattened mine in the pan and created a "cake" instead of a ball; they resembled crab or salmon cakes. My husband loved them and suggested we make sandwiches out of the leftovers--yum!!!

Mar 23, 2009

I didnt have ricotta cheese and thought it was just fine without it. I did as soemone else suggested and baked instead of fried these at 425 for 20 minutes... everyone finished their plates including my 5 and 2 year olds. Good recipe.

Feb 21, 2007

Tasty! Didn't have ricotta, but will try again using it (drain first?). Let the mixture sit (or in fridge) for 10 minutes to absorb some of the moisture before handling. Used corn flakes as coating also and baked at 425 for 20 minutes, lightly spraying foil on cookie sheet first and also lightly spraying patties with oil. Mozarella cheese spilled out for me when baking though, not sure how to fix that. Everyone liked. Is a keeper for a healthier patty!

Mar 15, 2010

My husband LOVED these! Next time I think I will try to put a chunk of mozzarella in the middle of each - like a chicken mozzarella stick!

Nov 09, 2009

seemed a lil bland so i added more spices


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  • Calories
  • 522 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 99 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 9.8 g
  • 39%
  • Protein
  • 19.1 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 785 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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