Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
Found this online -- looks simple to put together and yummy! Original recipe requires frying -- but I wonder if it could not be completly done in the oven. If someone tries this before me and wants to be brave and skip the frying step and bake longer, let me know your changes and I will edit the recipe. Thanks!!
- 9 ounces ground chicken
- 1⁄4 cup cooked ham, diced
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- 8 ounces swiss cheese, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
- oil (for frying)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine the chicken, ham, and egg in a large bowl until well blended.
- Gradually add bread crumbs until the mixture loses its stickiness and can be easily formed into balls.
- Form the chicken mixture around the cheese cubes, forming 2 inch balls. Place on a plate.
- Heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a deep skillet to 350 degrees. Fry the balls until the outsides are golden brown, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels, and place in baking dish.
- Bake in preheated oven until cooked through and cheese is soft, about 20 minutes. Cool briefly before serving.
My nephew's response was "These are awesome". I thought that could have been a little better. Maybe next time I will mix shredded cheese in with the chicken mix. Made for ZWT 7
My kids loved this. I have to admit, all of us did! It was wonderful and simple to make. I will make again! Made for ZWT7 for the Vivacious Violets.
I made these gluten free by subbing gluten free cracker crumbs. I took your suggestion of only baking to make them a little healthier, and they came out great. Before baking, I rolled each meatball in crushed cracker crumbs to add to the oven fried-ness. They were delish served with onion rings. Thank you for posting! Reviewed for ZWT - 7.