These chicken balls are so tasty! You have to try them!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mix together the chicken and bread crumbs. Season with green onion, ground coriander, cilantro, chili sauce and lemon juice; mix well.

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  • Using damp hands, form mixture into evenly shaped balls that are either small enough to eat with your fingers, or large enough to use as burgers.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the chicken balls in batches until well browned all over.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; 15.5 g total fat; 69 mg cholesterol; 247 mg sodium. 14.8 g carbohydrates; 27.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
Very good appetizer. I made a few modifications though. I couldn't find thai red chile sauce so I subsituted a honey-teriyaki. I also added crushed red pepper to spice it up. Also instead of balls I formed an oblonged type shaped. Once cooked (in an 400 degree oven rather than frying) I inserted wooden skewers for easy handling. Try drizzling extra sauce over the skewers once plated and set a bowl of sauce on the side for dipping. A big hit at the New Years Eve party I attended this year. Thanks Vivian! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2005
We weren't impressed. The texture wasn't very pleasant the cilantro was too much even for us (and we LOVE cilantro) plus the balls needed some kind of sauce (I only had sweet and sour sauce on hand and I didn't think it would go too well). Ah well... Read More
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  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 26
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
Very good appetizer. I made a few modifications though. I couldn't find thai red chile sauce so I subsituted a honey-teriyaki. I also added crushed red pepper to spice it up. Also instead of balls I formed an oblonged type shaped. Once cooked (in an 400 degree oven rather than frying) I inserted wooden skewers for easy handling. Try drizzling extra sauce over the skewers once plated and set a bowl of sauce on the side for dipping. A big hit at the New Years Eve party I attended this year. Thanks Vivian! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
Very good appetizer. I made a few modifications though. I couldn't find thai red chile sauce so I subsituted a honey-teriyaki. I also added crushed red pepper to spice it up. Also instead of balls I formed an oblonged type shaped. Once cooked (in an 400 degree oven rather than frying) I inserted wooden skewers for easy handling. Try drizzling extra sauce over the skewers once plated and set a bowl of sauce on the side for dipping. A big hit at the New Years Eve party I attended this year. Thanks Vivian! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2008
Made this recipe for a Girls Night Out and had at least 5 people ask for the recipe. Used ground turkey added minced garlic and ginger used panko bread crumbs and also an egg white so it would stay together...everything else just as the recipe states! DELICIOUS!! (I also browned them in a saute pan and then baked them on a cookie sheet for 15 min at 350 degrees so they would all be ready at once) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2007
I like to buy ground chicken but don't have many ideas or recipes for it so this was a great find -- I did make some modifications for my family and our taste.....I used Panko Bread crumbs fresh basil instead of cilantro -but not a cup--added garlic ginger green curry paste and dried lemon grass I have a spice blend called Bangkok seasoning (bought at Penzey's spices)and spinkled that liberally in the mix. Made a glaze with pan drippings soy sauce and more chili sauce -- WOW-- These turned out great! Thanks so much for a great meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
Very delicious - made a few changes. I live in Thailand so bought a standard herb/spice pack with the onion ginger limes (no real "lemons" here in Thailand just imported - so limes give it more of a real Thai taste) chilies and lemon grass. Followed the recipe as-is but grated a bit of the Thai ginger in added one crushed clove of garlic and about 1/2 tsp salt. I let the mixture sit over night with 2 stalks of lemon grass stuck in for the flavour. Pull out the lemon grass before making into meat balls. I also baked as per other reviews. Delicious. My Thai friends loved them. Served with the left over sweet chili sauce to dip in as cocktail meatballs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2010
These have become a regular meal in our house. I usually make them just as the recipe states and I often get compliments on them and requests for this recipe. For a healthier take we bake at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes flipping once in the middle of the bake time. We dip in sweet chili sauce or hotter chili garlic sauce. Our family loves them including our 4.5 and 2.5 year olds. Great with Peanut Butter Noodles recipe from this site that we add julienned cuke and carrot too for extra veggies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2005
I used 1.25 pounds of ground turkey and subbed dried onions and dried cilantro. Instead of frying these I baked them in the oven for about 25 minutes at 400 degrees. We ate it with brown rice that had the thai chili sauce mixed into it as well along with some dried parsley and a few dashes of light soy sauce. Overall this was delicious and would also make a good meatloaf with sweet and sour sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2008
Spectacular! Thank you "Jensenly" for the great idea to make it into "torpedoes" and stick a skewer in it!! it looks fabulous! I served it along with a thin teriyaki dipping sauce with minced cilantro and scallions in it! It made a beautiful presentation! I added onion powder garlic powder McCormick steak seasoning. I did not need to add an egg as some reviewers have posted. My torpedoes stayed together fine. I drizzled some teriyaki sauce on it before and after i baked it as well. I baked it at 400 for about 20 minutes. Fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2004
These were yummy. I shaped them like burgers which worked very well. My little secret is to use the Sweet Chili Dipping Sauce from Trader Joe's for the chili sauce if you can... gives them an extra little kick. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2005
This recipe was very good and offered a good spice blend with very exotic flavouring. I did find that 1 cup of cilantro was too much and used only half. I also added some salt and 2 fresh garlic clove. The meatballs did need some dipping sauce because I served them with rice so I followed the sweet chili dipping sauce from another thai recipe in the website (used only 1 TBSP of sugar). Overall this recipe was fantastic and would definetely do it again. My kids loved this recipe and asked for seconds! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/29/2005
We weren't impressed. The texture wasn't very pleasant the cilantro was too much even for us (and we LOVE cilantro) plus the balls needed some kind of sauce (I only had sweet and sour sauce on hand and I didn't think it would go too well). Ah well... Read More
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