Chicken & apple balls – Annabel Karmel

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These little balls make perfect finger food. The grated apple adds a delicious flavour which makes them appealing to young children. Delicious hot or cold.


2 tsp ligh
 olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 Granny Smith apple, grated
2 chicken breasts
½ tbsp fresh parsley
1 tbsp fresh thyme
1 chicken stock
50g white breadcrumbs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper, ground
50g plain flour


Heat the olive oil in a pan and sauté half the onion for about 3 minutes
Peel the apple before grating
Using your hands, squeeze out a little excess liquid from the grated apple
Cook the chicken
Mix the apple with the chicken and remaining raw onion, herbs, stock cube (from 1 year) and breadcrumbs and roughly chop in a food processor for a few seconds (season with a little salt and pepper – from 1 year)
With your hands, form into about 20 little balls, roll in flour and fry in shallow vegetable oil for about 5 minutes until lightly golden and cooked through


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