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Get the recipe: How to Serve Meat to Baby: Chicken Meatballs

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These soft and tender chicken meatballs are a great finger food for babies. Plus, this post has 5 more simple meat recipe ideas for baby - puree, mashed into a chunky puree, served on the bone, shredded, or served in strips as a finger food or for baby-led weaning.


  • 1/2 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • Prep: If baking, preheat the oven to 400° F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and coat with a little cooking spray.
  • Mix: In a medium mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients. Mix together with your hands or a spatula until just incorporated.
    Clear mixing bowl full of ingredients for meatballs.
  • Form: Roll the mixture into 3" long rolls – roughly 10 in total. Place on the baking sheet.
    Tray of long meatballs for baby.
  • Bake: Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until done all the way through. Let cool and serve to baby.
    Blue baby plate filled with homemade meatballs whole and cut up for baby to feed themselves.


Age: 6-7+ months
Yield: 10 longer meatballs
Storage: will store in the fridge for up to 4 days or in the freezer for 2 months. To reheat, gently heat the meatballs in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove top until just warm.

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