Chicken Balls Wrapped in Streaky Bacon

Makes 15 balls

What You Will Need

  • 500g chicken mince
  • 1 slice of bread made into breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 3 shallots cut into 2cm lengths
  • 6 pieces of streaky bacon cut in half length ways
  • Vegetable oil for shallow frying


  1. Mix the chicken mince, breadcrumbs, cumin, parsley and salt & pepper all together.
  2. With damp hands scoop about a walnut size amount of mixture and roll into a ball.
  3. Heat the oil, and place a few balls in at a time making sure the oil doesn’t bubble too high in the saucepan.
  4. Once crisp and golden brown, drain the balls and place onto absorbent paper.
  5. Fry the streaky bacon in a frying pan.
  6. Once cool enough to handle wrap a slice of bacon around the ball and using a toothpick thread a piece of shallot and the folded bacon into the chicken ball.
  7. Place them onto baking paper covered tray and cook in a moderate oven for 15mins.

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