My kids loved these. What they loved more however was saying “chicken balls”. They dared me to call this post Chicken Balls, so I did! They were based on a recipe from a Coles Christmas Magazine. They called them Cheesy Chicken Balls but the older boys thought straight out chicken balls was much funnier.
Anyway, these were a test run for finger food that I want to make for Christmas Day and having received the thumbs up from the kids and me, they are now officially on the menu plan for out lunch.
This post is part of my Christmas Planning In July 2011 series.
- 500 grams chicken mince
- 1 onion
- 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup tasty cheese grated
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup coriander chopped
- 1/2 cup sweet chilli sauce
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius
- Finely chop onion.
- Finely chop coriander.
- Lightly beat the egg.
- In a large bowl, add all ingredients except for the chilli sauce.
- Add salt and pepper to taste and use hands to combine meatball mixture.
- Roll into small balls and place on a lined baking tray.
- Bake for about 30 minutes or until the chicken balls are firm and have turned a golden colour.
- Serve with sweet chilli sauce.
Makes about 40.
Our Family Menu Plan for this week.
This week I was due to start a new monthly menu plan, but for this week and next week if needed, I am just going through the freezer and pantry and using up what we have. School holidays is a good time for me to do this as there isn’t as much running around to do.
Baking: Chocolate Slice (kids already want to cook it again!)
Monday: Fried Rice
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Satay
Wednesday: Left Overs
Thursday: Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese
Friday: Beef Stir Fry
Saturday: Homemade hamburgers
Sunday: Roast Chicken and Vegetables
If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.celebrations, christmas, christmas in july 2011, finger food