Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Easy Peasy Dinner: Chicken and Apple Balls

This is my version of Annabel Karmel's Chicken and Apple Balls from her book New Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner. I borrowed this book from the library when Abbey was a baby, and photocopied a few recipes I liked.
These chicken and apple balls are so yummy, all the big kids in our house love them too :)

Chicken and Apple Balls
600g chicken mince
1 onion (I use red/Spanish)
1 large granny smith apple, peeled and grated, then squeeze out juice with your hands (I drink the juice)
Small handful fresh parsley
1 tablespoon fresh thyme or sage, or a pinch of mixed dried herb
1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
50g fresh breadcrumbs or 1/2 cup packet breadcrumbs
Salt and pepper 

 Put all ingredients in your food processor (I have mixed it all by hand, and this worked fine too)  
Mix well.
 Mix it all up.
Roll into approximately 22 small balls. 
Making easy peasy dinner. 
Little Miss 4 had fun helping with this bit. 
Miss 4 likes to help. 
Optional: coat balls with flour before cooking. I don't do this step any more. Shallow fry them in vegetable oil for 5-10 minutes, turning often. They really do cook quickly. I have cooked them in the oven also, but they did not taste as good. 
Yum! Serve with oven chips and/or mashed potato, and/or steamed vegetables. Enjoy. Visit Emma for many more Easy Peasy Dinner ideas.

Cheers, Cat.


  1. These look very yummy. We have all ingredients - even the fresh sage or thyme. I hadn't decided on dinner yet, so I think decision made - thanks!

    Thanks for joining in again!

  2. Yum they sound delicious - I'm definitely going to try them out.

  3. They do sound delicious. Thanks Cat. Maybe I should print out this page now so I have it on hand when I need it. Good one. Lou.

  4. oh we love these ones also...you reminded me of this great recipe!

  5. i have a 2 year old that will only eat mashed potato at the moment. dinner time is driving me nuts. im gonna give these a try this week. thanks!

  6. Great recipe. I will be trying this one. Thanks.


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