Weaning recipe: Chicken 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

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 28
  • fat 1g
  • saturates 0.2g
  • carbs 0.1g
  • sugars 0.1g
  • fibre 0.1g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.1g


  • 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
  • boiled rice
  • steamed broccoli


Jazz it up

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



  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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