Chicken and Cheese Balls with Roast Kumara Chunks

Delicious chicken and cheese balls that have have a pop of cheese in the centre and will be loved by all.

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Chicken and Cheese Balls with Roast Kumara Chunks

This dish most recently appeared in My Family Food Bag on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

ROAST KUMARA CHUNKS

  • 600g orange kumara, scrubbed and diced 2cm

CHICKEN AND CHEESE BALLS

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs (for rolling)
  • 1 courgette
  • 450g chicken mince
  • ¼ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon chicken spice mix
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 block cheese, diced 1cm *

SPINACH AND KIWI SALAD

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar (e.g. red wine, white wine)
  • ½ telegraph cucumber *
  • 2 kiwifruit
  • ½ bag baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped *

SWEET CHILLI MAYO

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon mild sweet chilli sauce
  • PREHEAT oven to 220°C. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
  • 1 Toss kumara on first prepared tray with a drizzle of oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15-18 minutes, until tender. Turn once during cooking. Place first measure of breadcrumbs onto a plate and set aside
  • 2 While kumara cooks, grate courgette until you have ½ a cup worth. Place in a clean tea towel and squeeze out excess moisture. Add to a bowl with chicken mince, second measure of breadcrumbs, chicken spice mix and salt. Mix to combine using clean hands.
  • 3 Using a tablespoon measure, scoop out mince mixture, take a piece of cheese and completely encase it in mince mixture, rolling into a ball. Place balls onto plate with breadcrumbs and roll to coat.
  • 4 Heat a drizzle of oil in a fry-pan on medium-high heat. Cook chicken and cheese balls for about 3-4 minutes, until browned on all sides. Transfer to second prepared tray and finish cooking in oven for 5-7 minutes, until cooked through.
  • 5 In a medium bowl, whisk oil and vinegar. Dice cucumber 1cm; scoop out flesh from kiwifruit (discarding skin) and roughly chop; roughly chop baby spinach leaves. Add all to bowl with dressing and season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce.
  • TO SERVE, divide roast kumara chunks, chicken and cheese balls, and spinach and kiwi salad between plates. Serve sweet chilli mayo on the side.
  • SERVES 4-5

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2073 kj / 495 kcal
  • Protein: 28.0g
  • Carbohydrate: 41.4g
  • Fat: 27.3g

Legend

  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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