Chicken Cordon Bleu Balls

    50 minutes

    I created this recipe to try to duplicate some finger food I had at a restaurant. They are great as an entrée or as a fun food for kids.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 280g chicken mince
    • 1/4 cup cooked, diced ham
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup (60g) breadcrumbs
    • 230g Swiss cheese, cut into 1cm cubes
    • 3 cups (750ml) canola oil for frying

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Combine the chicken, ham and egg in a large bowl until well blended. Gradually add breadcrumbs until the mixture loses its stickiness and can be easily formed into balls.
    3. Form the chicken mixture around the cheese cubes, forming 5cm balls. Place on a plate.
    4. Heat 4cm of oil in a deep frypan to 180 degrees C. Fry the balls until the outsides are golden brown, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels and place in baking dish.
    5. Bake in preheated oven until cooked through and cheese is soft, about 20 minutes. Cool briefly before serving.

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    I took this to a 4th of July party and it was gone in seconds and people were looking for more! I did "tweak" the recipe a bit and it turned out great. I made it with italian style bread crumbs and added salt and pepper to the meat mixture. I also rolled the meatballs in the italian bread crumbs plus grated parmesian cheese before frying them. After I took the meatballs out of the oven I sprinkled some of the parmesian cheese on top. People could not believe I made this from scratch, and I already have requests to make it for the next gathering!  -  05 Jul 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very tasty, although a little dry. I'm glad someone suggested salt and pepper because the ingredients should have listed that since it calls for plain bread crumbs and raw chicken. I added season salt but it still needed a little more. To combat the dryness I made some dipping sauce (suggested by a recipe here for regular chicken cordon bleu): 1 can cream of chicken soup + 1/2 cup sour cream + 1 tsp. lemon juice (or white wine) + 1 T. parmesan cheese. Heated in a small saucepan for a while, and the balls were really good dipped in it! Added just the extra kick they needed. Great recipe, and I'll definitely use it again!  -  01 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It was good but if you make them with fine chopped onion and a little shake of tobasco and then roll them in some shake & bake you can put them right in the oven and you don't have to fry them. I used that ranch shake & bake. Ranch dip is good with them too.  -  31 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)