Weaning recipe: Chicken meatballs

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PREP: 15 MINS
COOK: 10 MINS
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

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

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.

Recipe from bbcgoodfood.com, March 2016

By Caroline Hire
Credit: www.bbcgoodfood.com

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