Veggie Chicken Cheese Poppers With Berry Sauce

READY IN: 45mins




  • In a large bowl, mix cheeses thoroughly. Add remaining ingredients except Panko. Chill for 10 minutes or so if necessary to form balls easier.
  • TO BAKE: Heat oven to 425F degrees. Using the palms of your hands, roll the mixture into 1 1/2" sized balls (keep them bite-sized). Roll each ball into the panko to coat evenly.
  • Place each ball on a greased baking sheet (or use parchment or a silpat). Bake for 15-20 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a serving platter in a single layer. Serve with sauce.
  • TO FRY: Place 1 cup flour, 3 eggs, and 1 1/2 cup Panko into 3 separate bowls. Roll each ball in the flour, then the egg and then the Panko. Set aside in a single layer (baking sheet works great).
  • Heat a deep fryer (or large pot) filled with 2-3" of vegetable oil to 350°F Fry the poppers in batches (do not crowd them). Cook for 1-2 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce.
  • BERRY SAUCE: Heat jam and juice in a small saucepan. Simmer down to desired consistency (that of a dipping sauce). Serve sauce warm.