Fibre-packed chicken rissoles {kid-friendly}16

Posted on March 22, 2012 by ChristieDinner Time, Kid friendly

Before I say anything about these rissoles, I need to ask you a question. Can you see one of Poppy’s toys used as a styling prop in the photo above?

If you guessed half a babushka doll, then you are correct.

I was searching around the kitchen for a little container to hold the oats and couldn’t find anything small enough.

Then I walked back over to my photography studio (*cough*, ahem, living room-slash-poppy’s play jungle) and tripped over half a babushka doll. Fate, huh?

Or… I need to some more thorough cleaning up. I think I’ll just go with fate for now.

These chicken breast mince rissoles are packed with two different types of fibre in the form of oats and lentils. They make the mince stretch just that little bit further and, of course, add loads more nutrients. Double bonus.

Unfortunately, Poppy was not a fan, so there goes my brilliant plan of only cooking one meal per night! However, I have heard that most normal kids like rissoles, so I hope yours will enjoy these with a splodge of tomato sauce.

For my lovely adult readers, these are great with creamy mashed potato and steamed veg… or, sneakily stuffed into your mouth cold from the fridge the next day. It’s the rissole that keeps on giving. Hehe.

Have you tried making rissoles with chicken mince?

Christie x

Fibre-packed chicken rissoles

makes 12

  • 1 cup (100g) rolled oats
  • 500g chicken breast mince
  • 4 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (150g) cooked lentils (I used tinned ones)
  • Vegetable oil, for shallow frying

1. Place the oats in a mini-chopper or food processor and blitz until roughly chopped. Put into a large mixing bowl.

2. Add all the other ingredients, except the vegetable oil, into the mixing bowl with the oats. Season with salt and pepper and mix with your hands until well combined.

3. Shape into twelve patties using slightly damp hands. Pre heat the oven to 180C/350F.

4. Shallow fry the patties in batches of 3 or 4 at a time for 2-3 minutes on each side until crispy and golden. They wont be cooked all the way through yet.

5. Place all the fried patties onto a roasting tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve immediately. Leftovers can be refrigerated and successfully reheated gently in the oven the next day.

  • I love a good rissoleā€¦and am always looking for ideas! I often use instant oats as a filler but the lentils sound great!

  • This is great. Kids will surely love this delicious recipe. =)

  • Hehe I think I have that babushka doll set too! Isn’t it cute? And yes I’d imagine that these would be great hot or cold :D

  • Sounds like the perfect mid-week meal.

    The babushka definitely needs to be added to your ‘styling’ collection.

  • Eha

    What a fab combination! Think I’ll used cooked lentils too when I try! Too small an amount to cook! A darn good recipe to use less of the ‘inborn’ chicken fat and add fibre! Huh – Poppy has such a sophisticated palate for her age: why don’t you add some garlic and onion and try again?

  • Eha

    Oops, the garlic is already there!! Sorry! The tiniest bit of chilli or some ginger or kecap manis [which seems to be on every cooking blog I have visited today :D !]?

  • These sound delish and I love the idea of the additional nutrients especially when you get the bonus without any loss of taste!!

  • I’m sure Poppy will come around to love these- maybe if you left one in her babushka doll! :)

  • What an unusual ingredient, rolled oats I think I might try them out on the fussy teen

  • Nice looking rissoles, you could hide some veggies in there and they’d be a meal in themselves.

  • I’m loving the idea of adding lentils to these rissoles! They look great and healthy. Clever!

  • As I dont have any kidlets yet so this recipe will have to be for me! I love chicken rissoles or burgers and the addition of the lentils is inspired!

  • What a great recipe. I love chicken meatballs – they make such a great change to the norm :)

  • Hahhaha i love how you used a babushka doll :P i wish I had a set at home they’re so cute ~ Great recipe! Perfect for a weeknight meal and left overs for lunch the next day :D

  • Jen

    This was awesome. I’ve never really cooked with chicken mince before, but having a half vego housemate (no beef, pork or seafood) thought I’d give it a go. They turned out really delicious, and I paired them with your sweet potato bake recipe from earlier. Bliss. Perfect weeknight meal. Thanks!

    • Hi Jen,

      I am so glad to hear that! The sweet potato bake is a perfect accompaniment! Thanks so much for taking the time to come back and let me know how you went, really appreciate it.

      Christie :)

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