Cheesy Chicken Balls
Looking for an exciting new way to serve up your chicken tonight? This Cheesy Chicken Balls recipe is a scrumptious indulgence that will please the whole family. It’s a twice-cooked chicken recipe – first by baking, then by deep frying, and it’s a tasty change from the usual baked chicken breast, chicken tenders, or fried chicken recipes you’re used to making. The mozzarella cheese, breadcrumbs, and savoury spices you add to this chicken recipe enhance the flavour and texture, making these chicken balls absolutely irresistible. If you’re concerned about the added oil, just make sure that you blot them in paper towel after removing them from the deep fryer. A deliciously-decadent recipe like this one is fine to make every once in a while, simply as a treat.
Although this chicken balls recipe recommends that you bake the boneless, skinless chicken breasts before shredding them and adding them to the spiced cheese mixture, you can also use the popular Cockaigne method. This technique comes from the “Joy of Cooking” cookbook, and it’s a tried-and-true classic. It’s fast, easy, and guarantees a perfectly-cooked chicken breast every time. When cooking boneless/skinless chicken breasts in the oven, there’s always the danger of drying the meat out too much. When you cook Cockaigne-style, you’re actually poaching the meat from the inside out, using its own juice to do so. It’s a slow-cook method that actually works very fast. All you do is: ensure your chicken breasts are even by pounding them with a heavy object, then salt and pepper them on both sides. Add a bit of olive oil to a frying pan and turn the heat up to medium-high. Then add your chicken and cook for approximately one minute, then turn the breasts over and cover the pan. Turn your heat down to low. At this point, you can set your cooking timer to ten minutes and proceed with mixing up the rest of your cheesy chicken ball recipe. When the bell rings at ten minutes, set it for another ten and turn your heat off entirely. Once the bell rings the final time, your chicken is done. Remove the lid and allow it to cool for about five minutes before shredding. Your chicken balls will be all the juicier for your efforts.
Not everyone feels comfortable with deep frying, especially if you don’t have a dedicated deep fryer at home. But you don’t actually need to have a deep fryer to successfully deep fry your chicken balls. You can simply use a deep pot, and as long as you have the proper tools for depositing and retrieving your cheesy chicken balls from the hot oil, you’re good to go. One final ingredient you’ll need is a cooking oil with a high smoke point, like coconut oil, sunflower oil, or peanut oil. The smoke point is when an oil begins to burn black smoke, which means its molecular structure is altering and it may no longer be fit for human consumption. Oil that burns black smoke can contain toxins and carcinogens. Using the right oil will ensure that your meal will be as healthy as it can be.
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