Budget-friendly and delicious, these easy chicken rissoles are packed with veggies and make a perfect midweek dinner served with sweet potato fries.
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Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Arrange the chips over the tray and cook following packet directions.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat. Add the onion and carrot and cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until onion softens. Add the zucchini and garlic and cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until zucchini is soft. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside for 5 mins to cool.
Add the chicken mince, breadcrumbs and cheese to the onion mixture and stir to combine. Season. Divide the mixture into 12 even portions. Shape each portion into a 6cm rissole and place on a plate. Cover and place in the fridge for 10 mins to firm.
Spray a large frying pan with olive oil spray and place over medium-high heat. Cook rissoles, in batches, for 3-4 mins each side or until golden brown. Transfer to the oven for 10 mins or until cooked through.
Serve rissoles with sweet potato chips, steamed green beans, salad and mayonnaise.
COOK. STORE. SAVE.
Clever storage: Any leftover cooked chicken rissoles can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. They can be reheated in the microwave, or in the oven in an oven-proof dish, covered in foil – just make sure they are well heated through before eating.
When it comes to a budget-friendly meal and – even better – one that can be as tasty and hearty as you make it, rissoles always tick the box. This easy chicken rissoles recipe offers all of those good things and, as a bonus, makes a weeknight meal that’s quick and easy.
The hero ingredient in our recipe is chicken breast mince, which contains less fat than beef or lamb mince, making it a healthy lower-fat protein choice. Its subtle flavour is the perfect vehicle for other ingredients because it won’t overwhelm them. This recipe is also ideal if you need to play ‘hide the veg’ with children. Our easy recipe for chicken rissoles includes grated carrot and zucchini, adding another element of goodness.
Size matters when it comes to cooking rissoles. If they are unevenly sized, they will cook unevenly. Therefore, it is important to follow the recipe’s method when portioning the mixture. Rissoles often use egg for binding. Instead, our recipe uses grated cheese, which will bind the mixture and keep the rissoles whole, while also adding another layer of flavour. Don’t forget, it’s also a good idea to use slightly wet hands when forming the rissoles so the mixture doesn’t stick to them.
While this chicken rissole recipe stands alone, it can also be adapted according to taste. You can easily add a pinch of curry powder for an Indian take and serve them with cucumber raita and chutney. Or you could give them an Italian makeover by adding a sprinkle of oregano and thyme to the mixture and serving them with your favourite tomato-based pasta sauce.
Our chicken rissoles are served with sweet potato chips, mixed salad leaves and mayo for a complete meal. But you can tweak the sides according to taste, or vary the dish each time you serve it. Instead of mixed leaves, you could serve these chicken delights with Texas slaw or our quick-and-easy Greek lentil salad. You could also swap the chips for our delicious maple sweet potato mash. And don’t forget your favourite sauce – sweet chilli sauce is ideal.
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