Chicken and chorizo meatballs

Chicken and chorizo meatballs

Chicken and chorizo meatballs

These tasty morsels of chicken mince and chorizo sausage are perfect to slide into fresh bread rolls or put on a platter with a tasty dipping sauce. Whether you bake or fry them, these will disappear quickly so make a double batch and freeze some for later.

prep: 0:10

cook 0:10


  • 500g chicken breast mince
  • 1 chorizo sausage

  • 1 red onion, peeled and diced

  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • ½ tsp sweet paprika (Hungarian style)

  • 1 tbsp powdered chicken stock or 1 chicken stock cube.

  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley, chopped

  • ½ cup vegetable oil (for frying)


  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor – except for the oil – and process until thoroughly combined.
  2. Cover a tray with baking paper. Roll tablespoon sized balls of the meat mixture and place on the tray.
  3. Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the meatballs, gently turning with a spatula until they are brown and cooked through. This should take around 5 minutes.
  4. Alternately you can bake these at 160°C fan-forced for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Serve in soft tortillas with salad and salsa or on a platter as finger food with a delicious bush chutney.


  • Frying these in a pan makes them all nice and golden, but if you bake them they stay a pale colour.
  • If you don’t have a food processor you can just cut these ingredients finely and mix together with your hands and you will get the same great taste.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, Australia’s best recipe finder.