Chicken and apple balls

Sounds

interesting

doesn't it!

The thing is, I got this recipe out of a baby book!! The Annabel Karmel's 

New Complete Baby & Toddler Meal Planner

, has loads of meal ideas and guides on what your baby can eat at each stage of their development. After getting bored of serving Baby M the same 3 variations of meals for weeks on end, I usually consult this book for a new idea to throw in the mix. Today's was a winner. For me anyway...

It usually takes a few tries for Baby M to get used to a new texture/flavour, but while she takes her sweet time doing that, I couldn't have these go to waste (or go cold...). 

These tasty little balls are sweet from the apple, fresh from the parsley and filling and hearty thanks to the chicken and breadcrumbs. You could adapt it in so many ways too, and it really took a total of ten minutes from concept to plate, and that is so often a winner even if it tastes a little so-so. 

Ingredients

1 onion, finely chopped

1 apple, peeled and grated (or cut into chunks for the food processor)

2 large chicken breasts

1/2 T fresh parsley

2oz/50g fresh breadcrumbs (I used GF bread)

Plain flour for coating (again, I used GF)

Method

:

1. Saute half of the finely chopped onion for 3 minutes until cooked but not brown. 

2. Put into the food processor the chicken, apple, onion (both the cooked and uncooked halves), parsley and breadcrumbs and pulse until the chicken is minced and all well combined. 

3. Roll into small balls and coat in the flour. 

4. Shallow fry until lightly golden and cooked through, which takes about 5 minutes. 

Delicious! Definitely not just a snack for the little ones!!

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