One of our long time family recipes. Dating back to when my first born started eating finger food. I meanwhile add some more spices and play around with the flavour but it is still going strong.
Being back in a country where I can buy minced chicken makes it even easier and faster. And make sure to make a double batch – great cold school lunch the next day in a warp with veggies!
Here you go; Chicken and Apple balls by Annabel Karmel:
1 large dessert apple, peeled grated
2 large chicken breasts, cut into chunks
(or minced chicken if available- I use around 600gr)
1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme or sage chopped or a pinch of dried herbs
1 chicken boullion cube crumbled (for babies 1+ years)
1 cup white bread crumbs
salt and pepper (for babies 1+ years)
all purpose flour for coating
vegetable oil for frying
Using your hands, squeeze out a little excess liquid from the grated apple. Mix the apple with the chicken onion, herbs, bouillon cube and bread crumbs. If you do not have minced chicken roughly chop it all in a food processor for a few seconds; otherwise just mix it all together with your hands. Season with salt and pepper.
With your hands, form into about 20 little balls, roll in flour, and fry in shallow oil for about 5 minutes until lightly golden and cooked through.
Serve hot or cold. Serve with potatoes, salad, pasta, with wraps or pita bread! Endless possibilities!
Have fun cooking!
And please feel free to share or send me your favourite chicken recipe! Always on the lookout for something new to try!