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Chicken meatballs recipe for toddlers

Chicken Meatballs Recipe

  • Author: nags
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20 meatballs 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Baking


Chicken meatballs recipe – A classic favourite with an Indian twist, these chicken meatballs are baked and include some super food spices too.


  • 350 grams minced chicken (I use free-range, hormone-free chicken from Sasha’s Fine Foods)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (I make my own – please see notes below)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200C
  2. Add all ingredients into a large bowl
  3. Bring together gently with wert fingertips
  4. Make into balls and place on a greased baking tray (I spray or spread generously with olive oil)
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes
  6. The bottom may be darker than the top and that’s fine. Remove and cool completely before freezing, if you choose to do so


  • The meatballs can also be made with minced turkey
  • Adjust all seasoning to taste
  • To reheat frozen meatballs, thaw for 30 minutes and pan fry with a few drops of oil. I find that microwaving makes them dry and rubbery so avoid this. You can also directly add frozen meatballs to pasta sauce while cooking. I also do the same with rice porridge.
  • I have made variations with shredded vegetables added like carrot, cabbage, broccoli, etc. A great way to sneak in vegetables!
  • You can use freshly minced onion and garlic too but that would add more moisture to the chicken mix so compensate with more breadcrumbs as needed

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