Chicken meatballs

Weaning recipe: Chicken meatballs

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per ball (20 balls)

  • kcal28
  • fat1g
  • 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
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 500g boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into chunks
  • a few chives, snipped
  • oil, for greasing

To serve

  • boiled rice
    Rice

    Rice

    r-eye-s

    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…

  • steamed broccoli
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

Method

  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.

  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.

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

  4. Served with boiled rice and steamed broccoli.

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