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Baked Chicken Zucchini and Cheese Balls

These Baked Chicken Zucchini and Cheese Balls make a great snack or easy meal for the whole family! They are freezer friendly and you can also enjoy them both hot or cold - perfect for lunch boxes! Both regular and Thermomix instructions included.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Snacks
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Chicken Recipes, Party Food, Thermomix
Servings: 24 Balls
Calories: 49kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Tray

Ingredients

  • 500 grams chicken mince
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs approximately 2 slices of bread
  • ½ cup grated zucchini 60 grams
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese 50 grams
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • ½ tablespoon onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato relish
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 220 degrees celsius (fan-forced) and lightly grease a non stick baking tray.
  • Place all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix well to combine.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop up the chicken mixture and shape into balls. If you find the mixture is still a little ‘wet’ you can add some more breadcrumbs to help it ‘stick’ together and shape into balls.
  • Place the chicken balls onto your prepared baking tray and cook for 16 - 18 minutes or until they begin to turn golden and are cooked through when tested.

Thermomix Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 220 degrees celsius (fan-forced) and lightly grease a non stick baking tray.
  • Place the stale bread and parmesan cheese (which has been cut into 3cm chunks) into your Thermomix bowl and mix for 8 seconds, speed 8 to grate. Set aside until needed.
  • Without washing the bowl, add the zucchini and mix for 5 seconds, speed 4 to grate.
  • Add the cheese and breadcrumbs along with all other remaining ingredients to your Thermomix bowl and mix for 10 seconds, speed 4 to combine.
  • Scrape down the sides of your Thermomix bowl and mix for a further 10 seconds on speed 4 to combine.
  • Use a tablespoon to scoop up the chicken mixture and shape into balls. If you find the mixture is still a little ‘wet’ you can add some more breadcrumbs to help it ‘stick’ together and shape into balls.
  • Place the chicken balls onto your prepared baking tray and cook for 16 – 18 minutes or until they begin to turn golden and are cooked through when tested.

Notes

  • You can use either pre-made chicken mince or mince your own.
  • This recipe can be doubled if feeding a crowd. If making in a Thermomix, ensure you do not exceed the maximum fill limits of your appliance.
  • You can make your balls larger or smaller, however please note the cooking time will vary.
  • The water content of zucchinis and pre-made chicken mince can vary, if you find your mixture is too wet, add some more breadcrumbs.
  • These Chicken Zucchini and Cheese Balls are best stored in the fridge and enjoyed within four days of making.
  • You can freeze any leftovers in a freezer safe container for up to two months.

Nutrition

Serving: 0g | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 26IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg