Fruity chicken balls are a great finger food for kids of all ages. Great for baby-led weaning (BLW), for toddlers or in a kids lunch box. I often serve these as part of the main meal or with a small salad at lunchtime.
Usually, I cut up some fruit and vegetables to make fun little kebab sticks with them. I’m not sure why, but kids generally find food instantly more appealing when it is on a stick!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion , finely chopped
- 1 carrot , peeled and grated
- 40g (3/4 cup) Fresh Breadcrumbs (optional)
- 2 tbsp Milk (optional)
- 1 Small pear , peeled and grated
- 1 Apple , peeled and grated
- 500 g Chicken mince
- 2 tsp Fresh chopped parsley
- 1 tsp Smoked paprika
- Oil for frying
HOW TO PREPARE
Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and carrot, over a low heat, until soft. (For around 5 mins)
Add the milk to the breadcrumbs and allow to sit for 5 mins.
Place the apple and pear onto a clean dishcloth and squeeze as much juice as you can out of them. (save the juice for smoothies etc)
Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix with your hands until all the ingredients are mixed together.
Form around 25 balls with your hands. Shallow fry for around five minutes, until golden on both sides.
- I add the soaked breadcrumbs to the mixture to produce a lighter, more tender ball. If you have a dairy/gluten allergy then you can miss this out but the ball will be tougher.