Last Minute Chicken Balls with Kraft Shake n’Bake #WhatsCooking

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So.  It’s 4:30 pm and I forgot to take out something for dinner…again.  I swear at times I can be THE MOST SCATTERBRAINED Momma on the planet.  I know that I need to feed my family, and one would think after 10 years of parenting I would have this whole dinner thing down pat by now.

But alas.

I still have days where I slip up.

That was the case one day last week.  All of us were home, but no one thought about dinner.  I was teetering on the brink of calling for take out…but I was strong… NO!  No take out!  I will put dinner on the table and it will be delicious!

And I did just that!

It was super simple.

I grabbed some chicken breast, and some Shake n’Bake.  Pulled out my deep fryer and started heating it up.  I mean, frozen chicken in the oven would take FOREVER!  And my family was already wondering where dinner was.


So, while still frozen, I cubed the chicken breast and set it aside.  I pulled open my box of Shake n’Bake and poured the contents of the pouch into the bag.  When my deep fryer was good and hot I began breading the chicken chunks.






Since my deep fryer isn’t huge, I did about 10-12 chicken balls at a time.  I cooked them for four minutes, than removed them from the hot oil and placed them on a paper towel covered plate, to soak up any excess oil.

When I was done pre-cooking all of the chicken balls, I put them all in the deep fryer for one final round…but just for about 90 seconds.

Then I put them in a serving dish, with my favorite dipping sauce.


Serve with asian style noodles and/or rice. and a veggie stir fry and you’ve got home cooked chinese food!  Serve them alone with dip as delicious appetizers!


 Disclaimer: I am a part of the Kraft What’s Cooking influencers program.  All opinions are my own

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  1. kristen visser says:

    omg that looks delicious and what an awesome idea!! i always use shake n bake but do it with drumsticks or thighs. I love this idea tho

  2. Debbie Little says:

    This great idea just solved my decision on what to make for supper tonight. I have everything I need and everyone should be quite happy later!

  3. Jodi Mitrovic says:

    Wow! What a great dinner idea or alone as an appetizer. I’m going to have to try this one out on my own.

  4. Stacy Scott says:

    Omgosh !!!! Genius =) I am going to defiantly have to try this, I am sure 1 out of the 10 Children will Love this if not all of them! Thanks so much for sharing =) Who would have ever though???? That’s right YOU!!!! =) Thank you again

  5. Amy Lovell says:

    Thanks sounds really quick and easy and delicious! And its something I know my DD will eat

  6. Cherie Varrin says:

    Im going to try this with my kids. hes a picky eater but he would love these.

  7. Love fast & easy thanks for the idea

  8. Holly Wright says:

    These look great we love chicken balls thanks for the recipe!

  9. kathy downey says:

    This looks so delicious…this is making me so hungry right now

  10. kathy downey says:

    What a great dinner idea

  11. kathy downey says:

    I am so glad I found this its delicious

  12. This is awesome for a game-time snack (or you know, nighttime snack that I could use right now haha). Another reason to move a deep-fryer up on the priority to-buy list. Ahh yeah – They look delicious! Thank you for the suggestion.

  13. kathy downey says:

    We had this for dinner last night,hubby done the potato also delicious

  14. Joanne Saunders says:

    That’s the kind of recipe I like. Simple and delicious. What more can one ask for?

  15. Looks good and I wouldn’t have thought you could do it from frozen.

  16. Oh these look tasty! And the kiddos would love them! hmmmm, possible dinner tonight!

  17. Lynda Cook says:

    This is easy, now all I need is to keep some ShakeNBake in the house!

  18. i love chicken balls! just add some good sweet ‘n sour sauce for dipping

  19. Anne Taylor says:

    Yum! My family would gobble these up! Thanks for the idea!

  20. Those look really good.

  21. Heidi c. says:

    These would go over big with my kids. Thanks for sharing!

  22. SueSueper says:

    I haven’t had chicken balls in such a long time. Should try this.

  23. Victoria Ess says:

    These would be loved by my family!

  24. Lynda Cook says:

    Love this for when my granddaughter spends the night, something simple and easy, and the best part she loves them!!

  25. loucheryl says:

    So easy and something my boys would LOVE!

  26. Treen Goodwin says:

    ohhhhh yummy looks and sounds delish ,, i would never have thought of this , this is a great idea and something different , i do this with ribs cut them in between the bones (tavern Ribs ) are the best … put them in shake and bake and bake till done they are so delish as well , thanks for sharing , i will def be making these

  27. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    sounds like I might have to get some shake and bake to make these. Love the fact that they’re done from frozen, so a quick meal when needed. Thanks for sharing :-)

  28. I never thought of making chicken this way – I love it, and I just imagine how great it tastes – I want to try it!

  29. This is such a great idea. I always make chicken legs with Shake n Bake for my boys. I want to try this for them now.

  30. Julie Wood says:

    I love your Last minute Chicken Balls and think it is so easy to make and I am sometimes at the last minute wondering what I am going to make. I will try making these!!

  31. These sound easy and yummy – perfect for a weeknight kid-friendly meal!

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