|Chicken Apple on the left! Added carrot to the bites on the right!|
This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Toddler Bistro. These "meatballs" are really yummy and good for grown-ups too.
Chicken Apple Nuggets
|Mini muffin tins are perfect for these.|
1/3 cup finely chopped red onions
1 apple, peeled and finely diced
Parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, garlic...whatever you like to season with. I also added a little cajun seasoning.
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a mini-muffin pan.
2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, seasoning to taste.
3. Roll the mixture into balls (mine ended up being almost the size of a golf ball) and place each one into one of the muffin tins.
4. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes.
Yield: 2 dozen nuggets
Modification: After I made the first dozen, I decided to change up the next batch with some grated carrot and about 2 tbsp of grated parmesan cheese. They were pretty yummy too!
These are really, really good. They're also easy to make and great for adding to soups, used as an appetizer at a party, or dipped into homemade bbq sauce. Each one has about 50 calories, thanks to them being baked, not fried! Enjoy!
Get out there and get healthy today, even if that includes chicken "nuggets."