Shocking I know, but yes we really do eat savoury things here! Lately I have been experimenting with a chicken nugget type recipe that Levi can have but that is still tasty and appealing to my other toddler Ollie. The Chicken and Apricot Bites are really simple and tasty; you could always coat them in breadcrumbs if you like to make them look more traditional.

Chicken and Apricot Bites

For a more flavoursome adult alternative add a tsp of chilli powder and some chopped coriander and shape into burgers then eat in bun with salad and sweet chilli sauce. Yum. Great for the BBQ.

Makes 4 or 5 burgers and lots of little nuggets.

  • 4 Chicken breasts, diced roughly (or use chicken mince)
  • 6 dried apricots (soak in boiling water for 5 mins to soften then cut into small pieces)
  • the green end of 2 spring onions, chopped up small
  • 2 tbsp of apple puree
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs (I used brown bread)
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt (optional)
  • pepper


Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until combined. If you are using mince then you could mix it up by hand.

Either wrap in cling film or put into a freezer bag and place in the fridge for at least an hour.

Once firm shape into the shape and size you require and cook over a medium high heat on a frying pan wiped with sunflower (or other) oil. Serve with ketchup. 

2 thoughts on “Chicken and Apricot Bites

  1. Hello I was just having a look though your recipes and I was wondering if this recipe would work with faux chicken instead of actual meat? Would faux chicken nuggets blended instead still work?

    Thanks Lisa

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