Mini Chicken Balls

Get kids eating chicken by adding apple to these moreish balls, which can be eaten hot or cold. A great finger food for on the go

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1 onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp Sunflower oil, plus extra for frying
1 small garlic clove, peeled & crushed
225 g chicken or turkey thigh mince
40 g breadcrumbs
25 g Parmesan, finely grated
1 small apple, grated
0.5 an egg yolk
2 tsps fresh sage, chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, sauté the onion for 5 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Leave to cool.
  2. Mix the chicken, breadcrumbs, sautéed onion, parmesan, grated apple, egg yolk and sage. Lightly dust in flour.
  3. Roll the chicken into balls
  4. Heat a thin layer of oil in a frying pan. Cook the chicken balls for about 5 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  5. Serve these with broccoli and carrot and a side of yoghurt for lunch for a 9-12 month old.

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