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Thai Chicken Balls

Thai Chicken Balls

By: Lisa Guy

These tasty chicken balls are the perfect finger food to serve at parties. Chicken is a great source of protein to supply amino acids, vital for growth and repair, and the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin. Chicken also supplies immune-boosting zinc and iron. Ginger and garlic are both excellent immune-boosting foods that help the body fight off infections.



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  • 500g organic chicken mince
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint, plus extra to serve
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coriander, plus extra to serve
  • Dipping sauce, to serve


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Using clean hands, roll about 1 tbsp of mixture into each ball, then place balls on plate.
  • Place in fridge, covered, for 40 mins.
  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  • Cook balls for around 10 mins, turning often, until cooked through and golden-brown.
  • Serve on a plate with fresh mint and coriander, and a dipping sauce
  • Leftovers can be used for lunch the next day in a salad wrap.


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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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