By **Jubes** on August 24, 2010
Photo by The Flying Chef
Photo by The Flying Chef
"Posting some gluten-free appetizer recipes. This one is a Rick Grant recipe. Be sure to use gluten-free ingredients if required for diet.You can add some finely cut cilantro/coriander to the chicken balls if desired."
Serving Size: 1 (10 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 30
"For something so simple this was truly delicious.. I did have a couple of problems with the recipe though not through any fault of Jubes.. I went to the store bought all the ingredients and was so happy that I got a great deal on the chicken. I then got home and read the recipe and realised I do not have a food processor (I have just moved and had to start all over again with stocking my kitchen as I put all my stuff in storage) So off to the supermarket again and I bought chicken mince.. I did add some garlic in when cooking off the onion and celery. I then combined all the ingredients except the egg as my mix was quite moist as I had used chicken mince, which I did not cook and kept raw. I browned the chicken balls in a pan and then put in the oven for about 20 min's to cook through as I did not cook the meat first because of using the mince. I do not think that this would have altered the recipe much as it is all the same ingredients.. Any how it was so delicious and my hubby just kept going on how much he loved it especially the dipping sauce. I have saved to my favourites and will try again using the breasts and then processing after cooking, I am sure it would be just as good.. A huge thumbs up Jubes a super yummy recipe for little effort and few ingredients.. A real winner with us and we would have awarded it more than five stars if we could.. :)"
"Even though I added the cilantro and coriander as you suggested, the balls tasted like plain chicken nuggets. Because of this, I think they might taste better with a honey mustard dipping sauce instead of the Oriental dipping sauce. I like that this recipe is not only gluten-free, but also low carb and low fat. Unfortunately, the texture on the inside was mealy and crumbly. I don't think they will do well as an appetizer at a party because they will fall apart too easily. Maybe they can be served on a salad or in a gluten-free wrap. It's a pretty good idea. If you don't mind increasing the carbs, you could try adding 1/2 cup Pamela's Gluten Free Pancake and Baking Mix or something similar as a binder/filler, and more spices (cayenne pepper, curry powder, tarragon?) to increase the flavor. Maybe some cheese?"