Chicken and Apple Bites

Chicken and Apple Bites

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Chicken and Apple Bites – perfect size for small hands! There is a great flavor combination between the chicken and the sweet, tangy apples.


  • 2 small or 1 large apple, peeled, cored, and grated
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 cup fresh whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chicken stock
  • 1/41/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • whole wheat flour, for coating
  • olive oil, for frying


  1. Peel, core, and grate 2 small, or one large, apple.
  2. Spread the apple out on a clean dish towel and press out all the excess moisture.
  3. Put the grated apple, chicken, onion powder, parsley, breadcrumbs, chicken stock, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper in food processor and blend until well combined.
  4. Spread the flour out on a plate.
  5. With wet hands, divide the mixture into 20 mini portions.
  6. Shape each portion into a ball (or a mini burger using several of the portions) and then roll in the flour.
  7. Heat a little oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook the balls for 5-8 minutes, rolling them occasionally so they brown on all sides.
  8. When done, they should be golden brown and juices should run clear (no pink inside).
  9. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  10. Serve hot (or cold for lunchbox).


Freezer Meal Directions:
To Freeze:
Roll into balls and coat with breadcrumb mixture. Then, freeze in airtight container for up to 2 months.
To Prepare:
When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator or in the microwave on the defrost setting. Cook as directed.


  • Serving Size: 20 chicken and apple bites