Chicken cheese balls are a childhood favorite, whether you are making them for your family or friends. They are ridiculously simple to make and an instant treat. If you have never made chicken cheese balls before, then you are in for a treat – the recipe is actually pretty basic. Typically, chicken cheese balls are made with cream cheese, string cheese and some seasonings. But we have taken it one step further by adding some spicy chili powder and cheddar too! Why you should make your own chicken cheese balls: Making your own chicken cheese balls is a great way to save money as well as add some variety to your weekly meal planning. Homemade meals tend to be healthier than pre-made ones because they contain more fresh ingredients – not just preservatives that come packaged in cellophane. The best part is they take less than 15 minutes of prep time combined and less time than that if you already have the right ingredients on hand.
What You Need to Make Spicy Chicken Cheese Balls
Chicken: We all have our own preferences when it comes to chicken to use in our spicy chicken cheese balls recipe. But the one tip we can give you is to try and use chicken breast, because it tends to be milder than other chicken cuts. While you can use any chicken, we have found that white meat tends to be milder, so it works best for this recipe.
Cheddar Cheese: We actually used two kinds of cheddar cheese in our spicy chicken cheese balls recipe. The first is shredded cheddar and the second is block cheddar. Shredded cheddar has a milder flavor than block cheddar, so it works better for the spicy spicy chicken cheese balls recipe.
Chili powder: The other spice we added to our spicy chicken cheese balls recipe is chili powder. Chili powder is more spicy than spice, so feel free to add a bit more or less depending on your preference of spice.
How to Make Spicy Chicken Cheese Balls
It’s really easy to make your own spicy chicken cheese balls. First, you will need to prepare the spicy chicken cheese ball dough. Combine all the ingredients for the dough and knead until you have a smooth dough. You will want the dough to be firm enough to hold shape yet pliable enough to be rolled into balls. Next, form the dough into balls and roll them in your choice of spices. Place the balls in the fridge to chill while you make the filling. You will want the filling to be at room temperature or warmer to make mixing it in with the dough easier.
Mix the filling ingredients together in a bowl and then add them to the dough. Make sure to evenly distribute the ingredients throughout the dough. Once the dough is evenly covered in filling, place them in the fridge to chill for about an hour. This rest period will allow the flavors to come together and the cheese to harden around the spices.
Spicy Chicken Cheese Balls – The Simplest and Easiest Recipe
- 3 cups Baking mix Bisquick
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 2 tablespoons Tapatio Salsa Picante hot sauce
- 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 pound ground chicken
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ cup milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl, either by hand or with a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
- Once combined, form into small balls, approx 1 inch in dm.
- Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes with an internal temperature of 150 degrees.
Tips for Making Spicy Chicken Cheese Balls
Here are some tips for Making Spicy Chicken Cheese Balls
– Use a ruler when rolling out the dough.
– Rinse your hands after mixing the ingredients for the dough to avoid the spices sticking to your hands.
– If you’re making spicy chicken cheese balls for a large group, it’s best to make the dough in advance so it has time to chill in the fridge.
– We recommend storing the chicken cheese balls in the fridge after you’ve made them. They will stay fresh much longer this way.
Variations to Make Your Chicken Cheese Ball Recipes Even More Special
You can add in other spices to make your spicy chicken cheese balls even more special. Try adding in some oregano, thyme or paprika to give them some extra flavor. You can also try adding in some herbs like rosemary or basil. You can also add in sliced vegetables like carrots or green onion. The possibilities are endless. Another great thing about spicy chicken cheese balls is that you can easily adapt the recipe to make your own flavors by adding in herbs or spices you like. Be creative and add in flavors from your spice cabinet. You can try adding in garlic, cayenne pepper, paprika, ginger, rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, etc.
Chicken cheese balls are a classic snack that everyone loves, but they can be a bit of a pain to make. If you have never made them before, you may be intimidated by the process. But we are here to tell you that they’re actually super simple to make. The hardest part is rolling the balls in spices once they are all combined together and chilled in the fridge. So don’t be intimidated by making your own spicy chicken cheese balls, as they really are easy to make. We hope you enjoy making your own spicy chicken cheese balls. These are a great snack for parties because they are easy to make and a lot of people enjoy them. They are also a great way to use leftovers, so don’t forget to double up your recipe if you have some leftover chicken.