Not-Fried Chicken Cheese Balls


1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
4 slices crispy-cooked bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
2 eggs, beaten


n a shallow dish, place bread crumbs; set aside. In a large bowl, combine chicken, bacon, flour, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cheese, and parsley; mix well. Stir in eggs until thoroughly combined. Form mixture into 1-inch balls, then roll in bread crumbs.

2.Place chicken balls in a single layer in air fry basket (see Note). Set to 400 degrees F and cook 8 minutes or until golden. Repeat with remaining balls. Serve immediately.


•If you don't happen to have an air fryer - no worries! You can make this in your oven too. Just preheat your oven to 375 degrees F, and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden.

•We happen to think these Chicken Bacon Balls are extra-tasty when they're dipped into some ranch dressing. Yum!