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.


 Ingredients:
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

Method:
  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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