Green Chile Cheese Balls Recipe!
Bites of shredded chicken and green chile, stuffed with cheese, breaded and fried, because life should be amazing. Another tasty recipe is from our new friend Andrea at New Mexican Foodie, her web address is www.newmexicanfoodie.com. Please to enjoy!
2 chicken breasts cooked and cubed
1 cup panko bread crumbs divided
3 eggs divided
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup diced green chile
4 oz cheddar cheese cut into 1/2″ cubes
oil for frying
Add chicken, 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs, 2 eggs, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper to a food processor. Pulse several times, until chicken is broken down and ingredients are mixed.
Use a paper towel to remove any excessive water from the green chile. Add green chile to chicken mixture, and stir well. If mixture is too wet, add in some extra breadcrumbs. Form the mixture into balls about the size of a golf ball. Grab a piece of cheese and press into the center of the ball, then fold the chicken mixture around the cheese and reform into a ball.
In a small bowl, whisk the remaining egg. Add 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs to another bowl. Dip each green chile ball into the egg, then roll in breadcrumbs and set aside on a plate. Repeat until all green chile balls are breaded.
Place the balls into the freezer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 2 – 3″ of oil in a pan over medium heat.
Remove green chile balls from the freezer, and fry in batches until golden brown, about 3 – 5 minutes per batch.
Recipe posted from New Mexican Foodie