Who doesn´t enjoy a pre-dinner snack with a drink specially on weekends or while watching an exciting match on tv? I simply love snacks…indian, chinese or fusion! There is just something about deep fried food inspite of what it does to our health. Carefully deep frying your snacks makes them non oily . I time and time again ask my followers if my snacks look oily and they all say “no”!! I guess the secret is in my method of frying which you can watch on my youtube videos.
These crispy chicken n cheese balls are made in an instant if you have some boiled chicken at hand or some left over roast chicken or turkey and don´t know what to do with it.
1 cup of boiled and shredded chicken
1/2 cup of grated cheese (which one did i use??)
1 egg, 1 tablespoon of finely chopped parsley or coriander
2 heaped tablespoons of cornstarch
a pinch of salt to taste (remember cheese is salty)
a pinch of ground black pepper
oil for deep frying
Mix the cooked shredded chicken with the cheese and add the egg and mix it well. Add the salt and pepper and the cornstarch. It should now be like a dough. Make into small balls. Heat the oil for deep frying and deep fry one ball first to see if it breaks. It should not, but if it does (it could be due to the extra moisture in the chicken) add some more cornstarch and make into balls and deep fry on medium heat till golden brown. Serve with sauce of your choice.
NITU DIDI TIP:
I usually buy a whole chicken and ask my butcher to make fillets out of the breast for my chinese cooking. The thighs and other parts i boil for a hearty chicken soup and then i use some of the boiled chicken for this snack. This way you use up the whole chicken and do not waste.
You can also add some red chilli flakes, herbs of your own choice to these balls.
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