Chicken Chickpea and Pesto Meatballs Weaning Recipe

mouth watering meatballs.

Perfect for keeping little fingers busy and tiny tums happy.

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  • Soya free
  • Gluten free


  • 200g chicken breast (typically 1 breast)
  • 100g chickpeas
  • 50g white onion
  • 2 tbsp pesto * Please check the label if your little one has allergies
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • Squeeze of lemon juice


  1. Dice the chicken and put in a blender (or a bowl if you are using a stick blender)
  2. Add all of the ingredients and blend until smooth. Cover and leave in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm up
  3. Divide mixture into 25g blobs- shape into balls. Tip keep a bowl of cold water to hand to stop the mixture sticking to your hands
  4. Bake in the oven on greaseproof paper at 180°C for 12-14 minutes
Fun for little ones

Try me with!

Delicious served with baked potato wedges and cooked veggie sticks for a yummy finger food meal.

Fun for little ones

For the older ones!

Older little ones can have fun helping to roll the mixture with their hands – just make sure little hands have a good wash before and after touching the food.

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