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Chicken Balls with Tomato & Carrot Sauce

These delicious chicken balls are packed full of flavor with a simple but dazzlingly delicious fresh tomato & carrot sauce. A foolproof recipe that even the fussiest of eaters will enjoy!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 28 balls
Great for:  Baby 6-9 Months 9-12 Months Toddler 12-18 Months 18 Months-2 Years Family Kids - 2-4 Years Kids 4+ Years
Suitable for Freezing
Ingredients

Meatballs

1 slice white bread
1 onion, chopped
1/2 apple, peeled & grated
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp chopped sage
1 tsp chopped thyme
25g Parmesan, grated
300g chicken thigh, diced

Sauce

1 tbs olive oil
2 banana shallots, diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
400g carrots, peeled & sliced
500 mls chicken stock
400g chopped tomato
1 tbs tomato puree
Method
  1. To make the meatballs. Put the bread into a food processor. Whiz until finely chopped. Tip into a bowl.
  2. Put the chick into the processor. Whiz until chopped. add the apple, onions, garlic, herbs, Parmesan & breadcrumbs. Season & whiz until well mixed. Shape into 28 balls.
  3. To make the sauce. Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the shallots and fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the carrots and garlic and fry for 2 minutes. Add the tomato puree and stock.
  5. Bring up to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes until the carrots are soft.
  6. Blend until smooth using a stick blender. Add the tomatoes and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  7. Fry the meatballs in a frying pan with a little oil until lightly golden. Spoon into the hot sauce and simmer for 5 minutes until cooked through.
  8. Serve with rice and enjoy!

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