minced chicken balls with celeriac celery and Belgian endives


This is an ideal recipe to recover from and between all the heavy meals these days.  I have the inspiration from a Belgian cook (Pascale Naessens) who is always cooking these kind of healthy surprising recipes.

Ingredients (2 persons)

  • 300 grams of minced chicken
  • 6 mushrooms
  • a handful of parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 celeriac celery
  • Two stumps belgian endives
  • olive oil, salt, pepper, turmeric, curry


  • chop the mushrooms, parsley, garlic, celeriac celery and belgian endives fine.
  • Mix the minced chicken with mushrooms, parsley and garlic in a bowl.
  • Add a little bit of olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Roll chicken balls of the mixture.
  • Put them in a refrigerator for an hour to get really stiff.
  • Preheat an oven on 170°C.  Before putting the balls in it, put some turmeric and a drip of olive oil on the chicken balls.
  • Bake them for 20 minutes.
  • Heat olive oil in a pan, and start baking the celeriac celery in it.
  • After 10 minutes, add the belgian endives.
  • Bake them for 5 more minutes and then bring it to taste with pepper, salt, some turmeric and a bit of curry.

I was very surprised to see a combination of celeriac celery and belgian endives, but it was really wonderful, worth trying!

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