Fried Chicken Balls
Seasoned minced chicken breast is formed into balls, coated in flour and deep-fried. Serve these crunchy appetizers with plum or hoisin sauce.
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 large onion, chopped fine
1 hot green chili, finely minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves (also known as coriander)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Vegetable oil for frying
Plum sauce or Hoisin sauce for dipping*
- If available, use a food processor to finely mince the chicken breasts (or finely mince by hand). Add the prepared vegetables to the minced chicken, mixing well.
- Shape into 1-inch balls and roll in flour to coat.
- Heat 1/4-inch oil in a large frying pan and fry balls until golden.
- Drain on paper towels and serve hot with Plum sauce or Hoisin sauce.
Makes about 24 appetizers.
*Available in the Asian section of most grocery stores.