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Chicken & Apple Balls

One of Annabel’s most popular recipes, these chicken and apple balls are perfect for the whole family and can be served hot or cold.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 20 mini balls
Great for:  Healthy Baby Recipes & Meal Ideas 9-12 Months Healthy Toddler Recipes & Meal Ideas 12-18 Months
Suitable for Freezing
2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated
2 large chicken breasts, cut into chunks
½ tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh thyme or sage, or a pinch of dried mixed herbs
1 egg yolk
1 unsalted chicken stock cube, crumbled
50g fresh white breadcrumbs
Plain flour for coating
Vegetable oil for frying
  1. Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté half the onion for about 3 minutes.
  2. Using your hands, squeeze out a little excess liquid from the grated apple.
  3. Mix the apple with the chicken, then add the cooked and remaining raw onion, herbs, egg yolk, stock cube and breadcrumbs and roughly chop in a food processor for a few seconds.
  4. 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.

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