herb chicken balls with spicy dipping sauce

(Makes about 40)

I made these recently. My teenage sons saw the recipe and asked if I was really going to cook chickens balls…

Β½ cup rice
2 teaspoons oil
5 spring onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
750g chicken mince
1/3 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper to taste
Extra oil for deep frying

Boil, steam or microwave rice until tender.

Heat oil in a pan. Add spring onions, garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring until spring onions are soft.

In a large bowl combine chicken, cheese, parsley, spring onion mixture and rice. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 30 mins.

Roll tablespoons of mixture into balls.

Deep-fry balls in extra hot oil until golden brown and cooked through. Drain on absorbent paper.

Serve with Spicy Sauce (below).


2/3 cup mild Thai-style sweet chilli sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.