Curried Chicken Balls Appetizer

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


about 5 dozen appetizers

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
Guests love these little chicken bites that get some zip from curry. The savory snacks work well for any occasion, big or small. —Judy Slotter, Alpharetta, Georgia
Curried Chicken Balls Appetizer Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 1 cup finely chopped almonds, toasted


  1. In a large bowl, beat the first five ingredients until well blended. Stir in the chicken, onion and celery.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in almonds. Cover and chill until firm (can refrigerate up to 2 days).

Nutrition Facts

3 each: 98 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 122mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.