Curried Fowl Balls


A tasty entree or appetizer that gets high marks from adults and kids. Lots of different ways to serve them.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
16 servings


  • 1 cup cooked rice

  • ½ cup finely diced onion

  • ½ cup mild curry powder

  • ½ cup water

  • 10 tortilla chips with a 'hint of lime', crushed, or as needed

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

  • 2 pounds ground turkey

  • 2 teaspoons butter, or as needed


  1. Mix rice, onion, curry powder, water, tortilla chips, vegetable oil, garlic, salt, and tarragon together in a bowl; add turkey and mix until thoroughly combined. Form mixture into 1-inch balls.

  2. Preheat oven to 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).

  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat; add butter. Put about 12 balls in the melted butter and press each ball into a 1/2-inch thick patty using the back of a spatula. Cook until no longer pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer cooked patties to an oven-safe plate and keep warm in oven. Repeat with remaining balls, adding more butter as needed.

Cook's Note:

Serve on flavored rice or quinoa, or tuck several patties into a pita and add chopped tomato, lettuce, and hummus.

Any leftover patties can be sealed in a resealable bag and popped in the freezer.

Olive oil can be substituted for butter.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

159 Calories
9g Fat
7g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 159
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 345mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 175mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.