These Chickpea & Mango Chicken Balls are sweet with a mild curry flavour – they’re absolutely delicious! We discovered at a recent party that they are a HUGE hit with all my family and friends too!
I adapted the original recipe from Edgell to include some extra veggies and made them into snack sized balls instead of burgers – they would make great burgers though too!
- 400g Can of Chickpeas (drained, rinsed & roughly chopped)
- 500g Chicken Mince
- 1 small Carrot (grated with excess moisture squeezed out)
- 1 small Zucchini (grated with excess moisture squeezed out)
- 2 heaped tablespoons of Mango Chutney
- 2 spring onions (finely chopped)
- 2 teaspoons of Curry Powder
- Spray Olive Oil
- Extra Mango Chutney to glaze and also serve as a dip on the side .
Throw everything (minus the spray oil and extra dipping Chutney) into a bowl and combine using your hands – don’t over-mix it or it will get too mushy. My kitchen helper (Miss 5) did this for me.
*Tip wearing a pair of kitchen gloves will stop your hands from getting that ‘fake tan look’ from the curry powder ;). I also like my daughter to use them when we prepare raw chicken.
We then used one heaped tablespoon of the mixture to roll into balls and placed them evenly on a baking tray. Bake at 200c for 15min, remove them and paint some extra chutney on as a glaze before returning them to cook for a further 5mins.
Serve with some extra Mango Chutney as a dipping sauce.
I was lucky to place three in the fridge to try in Miss M’s lunchbox the next day – I was lucky because if I hadn’t hidden them away there wouldn’t have been any left!! Miss M thoroughly enjoyed her Chicken Ball snack the next day :).
We hope you give these a go and that your family and friends enjoy them as much as mine do.
You might also be interested in some of these other yummy & healthy recipes – Savoury Muffins, Healthy Spaghetti Bolognaise , Chicken & Quinoa Rissoles. We have lots of other great food and snack suggestions via the ‘Healthy Recipies for Kids’ tab at the top of our page :).
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