Chicken and Apple Balls

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This is a great favourite with my family. Grated apple adds a delicious flavour to these chicken balls, which makes them appealing to young children, and they are tasty hot or cold.

You can freeze them after they have been cooked. You can then re heat in the microwave.

Chicken and Apple Balls
Prep
5 minutes
Cook
10 minutes
Best for
Makes
20 mini balls
Suitable for freezing

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  • I added raw chicken and fried on a pan. Just ate one!! Delicious!!

    agakrok
    04 Dec 2014

  • Has anyone used Turkey mince instead of chicken???

    nicfeg99
    02 Nov 2014

  • Does the chicken have to be cooked first when u mix it with the grated Apple or do you just add it raw?

    Lauraandpigs
    29 Oct 2014

  • Fussy toddler loves these, won’t eat meat any other way. We have started adding grated raw cauliflower to mix before forming into balls too to get extra veg in, tastes great. We shallow fry and then freeze, can then be oven heated from frozen in about 15-20 mins at about 180. Brilliant!

    Pamdoyle76
    28 Oct 2014

  • Hi. Keen to bake these in the oven than fry. What oven temp and how long please?

    janetpearce3
    18 Aug 2014

  • Hi Carlson1, If you need you can add a little oil to stop them sticking to a baking tray or you can just bake them without. AK Team

    AK Team
    12 Aug 2014

  • Hi OlgaMakarenko, Try making smaller size balls or baking them in the oven for slightly longer. AK Team

    AK Team
    12 Aug 2014

  • Mine didn’t turn out well. I tried to fry and to oven bake them. They were quite raw inside I thought. The oven baked ones were slightly better.

    OlgaMakarenko
    09 Aug 2014

  • Made these yesterday for my fussy 2 yr old & my hubby. We all loved them and she ate them all up. Very yummy & froze a batch too.

    Jorob
    04 May 2014

  • When you bake these do you add any oil to the baking tray or just put them in as they are?

    carlson1
    26 Apr 2014

  • Just baked these in the oven at 180 F for 10 minutes then turned them for another 5 minutes. taste great!

    nessa0830
    02 Apr 2014

  • Just tried these tonight. I omitted the chicken stock and added 1 egg to the mixture and I baked them instead of frying. I baked them at 375F for 30-45 mins depending on size of the balls. They turned out great. I will definitely be making these again!

    kamartin0316
    02 Apr 2014

  • My stubborn 2 year old absolutely loves these. I struggle to get him to eat anything apart from chicken nuggets and fish fingers. These are a fantastic alternative. I have a big batch in my freezer.

    Sarahjinks
    19 Mar 2014

  • Has anyone ever cooked these in the oven rather than frying them? I love them as does my LO but find the frying a nightmare!

    Vickyline
    24 Feb 2014

  • My LO loves these (and so does hubbie!). I expect you could use minced chicken instead of using a food processor if you prefer.  You make them with raw chicken, then cook - was also wondering if they would be ok baked - will try a few in the oven next time. I always cook before freezing because I use previously frozen chicken to make them, so that cannot be re-frozen until cooked. They taste just as good once re-heated.

    turnern
    11 Feb 2014

  • my little boy is nearly 1 and a half and i was wondering do i still have 2 use processor 2 do these as i haven’t used it since he turned 1

    tinkerbell33
    30 Jan 2014

  • Has anyone ever baked these? Or some combination of baking and frying?

    T_rose
    24 Jan 2014

  • I have the same question - it does NOT specify if the chicken should be already cooked or not before adding to the food processor?

    LionKat
    07 Jan 2014

  • Easy to make and great for the whole family

    Lschacht9
    07 Jan 2014

  • I just made these and it tastes great. I didn’t use the chicken stock and used chicken thigh instead of breast and chopped into finer pieces. Really moist and my nine month old girl finally eat her food without fuss.

    juiyifang
    07 Jan 2014

  • I made them up and froze them raw, in lots of 4. This way I can thaw them and cook fresh. I find reheating cooked meat - chicken especially - makes it dry and chewy.

    CherieN
    02 Dec 2013

  • !You can freeze them after they have been cooked. You can then re heat in the microwave!

    Great! Thanksx

    Narah
    25 Nov 2013

  • I made these for my daughter (10 months) last night and she loved them! My husband and I loved them as well. We omitted the chicken cube stock and they were still delicious.

    JennMazziotta
    18 Nov 2013

  • Seriously?

    “You can freeze them after they have been cooked. You can then re heat in the microwave.”

    its in the recipe header busy moms :)!

    mohegan
    14 Nov 2013

  • Since other mums here have the same question i.e freezing them raw or cooked, how come there is still no answer to this question?

    annagul
    11 Nov 2013

  • IS the chicken suppose to be raw or cooked?

    fhughes
    02 Nov 2013

  • A huge hit with my toddler served with tzatziki and salad…..oh and my husband loved them too!

    lauramarzano
    27 Oct 2013

  • I’m thinking just freeze them after cooking so all you have to do later is warm them up .. just my thought though :)  I’ll try it and see - I’m making them today

    jenney316
    12 Oct 2013

  • When is it best to freeze them, cooked or uncooked? How would you recommend reheating them?

    suzieq81
    06 Oct 2013

  • If you were to freeze them would you recommend doing when cooked or raw?

    amanda1984
    24 Aug 2013