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Chicken meatballs

Weaning recipe: Chicken meatballs

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • serves family of 4 (makes 16-20 meatballs)

If your toddler enjoys feeding him or herself then try these moreish chicken meatballs, made with fresh veggies and chicken thighs. Serve with rice and broccoli for a satisfying dinner

  • Gluten-free
  • Healthy
Nutrition: per ball (20 balls)
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal28
low infat1g
saturates0.2g
carbs0.1g
sugars0.1g
fibre0.1g
protein5g
salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • ½ celery stick , cut into small chunks
  • 1 small carrot , cut into small chunks
  • 500g boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks
  • a few chives , snipped
  • oil , for greasing

To serve

  • boiled rice
  • steamed broccoli

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Blitz the celery, carrot, chicken and chives in a food processor until finely chopped. You may need to use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl a few times.

  • STEP 2

    Shape into small meatballs. If freezing, space out on a tray and put in the freezer. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer bag and take them out when needed. Defrost thoroughly in the fridge before cooking.

  • STEP 3

    To cook, put on a baking tray lined with greased foil and bake for 10 mins or until browned and cooked through.

  • STEP 4

    Served with boiled rice and steamed broccoli.

RECIPE TIPS
JAZZ IT UP

If your family are partial to stronger flavours, serve with a little chilli or soy sauce for adults and older kids.

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