10m +, Lunchbox Idea, Nut Free, Savory

Chicken Meatballs


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  • 10m +
  • Can be Frozen
  • Nut Free
  • Lunchbox Idea

My monster is well and truly into feeding himself now, and he’s asserting this new independence on a daily basis. So the majority of foods need to be things he can grab with his hands (or not instantly fling off the spoon and across the room, lol) So this week I introduced meatballs to the menu. Not only are they great for grabby little hands but they work for all ages. Need a lunchbox idea, you could also chuck them in a wholemeal finger roll for a homemade sub sandwich!

These chicken and tarragon meatballs are really quick to make, low in fat and high in flavour and can be popped in the freezer once cooked so you can do a big batch at once if you choose to (I normally make a double portion to freeze). They work really well with both tomato and cream based sauces so you can mix it up depending on favorite tastes.


  • 250g minced chicken
  • 1/4 cup of wholemeal breadcrumbs (you could use gluten free bread in your little one has an intolerance)
  • 2 tablespoons of dried tarragon
  • 2 tablespoons of grated onion


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Pop all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well using your hands, making sure that everything is distributed evenly. Divide the mixture into 15 and roll into balls. Place on a non stick baking pan and bake in the oven for 12 minutes.

Serve with your chosen sauce, with veg, pasta or in a sub.


Em x



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