Thursday, 26 April 2012

Chicken Bites with Plum Sauce

My kids love these - and they are a much better alternative to pre-made meatballs which are full of additives. They can be eaten hot, but also make great finger food for lunches.  Pack with carrot and celery sticks and a sauce for dipping.

600g chicken thigh fillets
small handful of coriander
8 shallots, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, roughly chopped
2 eggs
120g breadcrumbs, made in TM
plum sauce, to serve

  1. Roughly cut the chicken into 3cm cubes and freeze for 45 minutes.
  2. Put 250g of the meat into the TM bowl and mince for 2 seconds/speed 7. Set aside and repeat with the remaining chicken.
  3. Place coriander, shallots and ginger into TM bowl and chop for 8 seconds/speed 7.
  4. Add meat and remaining ingredients (except plum sauce) and mix for 5 seconds/speed 6.
  5. Take a spoonful of mixture and shape into walnut sized balls, using wet hands.  Place onto a tray and repeat with the rest of the mince. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  7. Place chicken bites onto a tray lined with non-stick baking paper and drizzle with oil.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning once, until golden brown.
Makes 25

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