Oriental Chicken Balls

Oriental Chicken Balls

by Annabel Karmel |

Preparation Time

10 minutes




  • 500g minced chicken or 500 g chicken thighs, chopped finely in the processor

  • 1 red chilli, de-seeded & diced (for babies 1 year +)

  • 1½ tsp fresh ginger, grated

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped

  • Zest of half a lime

  • 100g white breadcrumbs

  • 1 egg yolk

  • 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce, plus extra to serve (for babies 1 year +)

  • 1 tsp Chinese Five Spice

  • A little plain flour

  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil

  1. Measure the spring onion, chilli, ginger, onion and lime zest into a processor. Whiz until finely chopped. Add the chicken, breadcrumbs, egg yolk, sweet chilli sauce and five spice. Season and whiz until combined.

  2. Roll into small balls. Coat in the flour. Heat a frying pan until hot. Add oil, then fry the balls in two batches until golden and cooked through.

  3. Serve with chilli sauce

Suitable from 6 months+

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