Chicken and Sweet Potato Meatballs – Toddler Friendly Recipes

by thenibecamemum

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This chicken meatball with a sweet potato recipe is perfect for both children and adults alike! As per usual, it is really simple to make and follow. I couldn’t resist having a nibble myself!

chicken meatballs

Chicken and Sweet Potato Meatballs

Serves: 3 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 4.0/5
( 4 voted )


  • 1 cooked chicken breast (approximately 120g)
  • 1 sweet potato (medium)
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 egg (medium) or 1 tbs of apple sauce (egg-free alternative)


  1. First, preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius.
  2. Next, prick your sweet potato several times and put it in the microwave on high heat. Bake the potato for 8 minutes, turning it over half way through.
  3. After that, take your chicken and ground it down (A blender works really well).
  4. Repeat with the slice of bread until you are left with crumbs, and combine it with your ground chicken in a bowl.
  5. Once cooked, scrape the inside of your sweet potato into the bowl and mix.
  6. Add an egg to the mixture and stir. This should bind the ingredients together (alternatively, you can use apple sauce for an egg-free alternative).
  7. When the ingredients have been sufficiently mixed, take a small handful of the mixture and roll it into a ball. The size of each ball is down to personal preference.
  8. Place each meatball onto a baking tray and put into the oven for 20 minutes (or until golden brown), turning the meatballs occasionally.
  9. Finally, remove the meatballs and allow to cool down before serving your little one.


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Alica 13th April 2017 - 10:54 pm

These would be perfect for my grandson! Thank you 🙂

thenibecamemum 14th April 2017 - 8:24 am

They’re so simple to make 🙂

Fiona 2nd July 2017 - 8:37 pm

Just made these and excited to see what baby H thinks of them 🙂 I take it they’re ok to freeze? How long would you leave in the fridge? 2/3 days?
Thanks for the recipe :-))) x

thenibecamemum 8th July 2017 - 8:40 am

Sorry, this ended up in Spam for some reason! I hope Baby H enjoyed them.

This might be a bit late now but…I’ve never frozen them so I wouldn’t like to say for certain but egg and chicken guidelines say it’s okay. And I wouldn’t refrigerate longer than 48 hours, if uncooked, and 3 days, if cooked (although they taste better freshly cooked) 🙂

Heather Haigh 7th October 2017 - 6:50 am

Lovely healthy alternative to normal meatballs – I’ll try these

alice lightning 28th October 2017 - 11:36 pm

ooh sounds really scrummy going to write down and try my family will love them

Fran 7th July 2019 - 7:02 am

One year old grandson stopped eating his chicken; so tried him on these and he loves them, just making some now for him; and so easy to make

thenibecamemum 13th July 2019 - 6:41 pm

Aww I’m glad they went down well! 🙂

Kirsten 12th August 2019 - 2:16 am

I always have a hard time finding grams to volume measurements (I’m in Canada and use cups and tablespoons) and when I do find online equivalents they always seem way off (1 cup of grated carrots for half pound of chicken seems like waaay too much carrot!). Do you have volume measurements for this recipe? Thanks!

thenibecamemum 14th August 2019 - 6:54 pm

A quick Google search tells me 120g is just under 2/3 cups but the rest should be quite easy to follow as I haven’t given actual measurements :). However, I’m wondering if you have the right recipe as you’ve said carrots. Did you mean sweet potato?


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