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fruity chicken balls are a great finger food for kids of all ages. Great for baby-led weaning (BLW), for toddlers or in a kids lunch box.

Fruity Chicken Balls

A delicious finger food great for kids of all ages.
Course Lunch / Main meal
Cuisine Western
Keyword Fruity Chicken Balls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 25 balls
Calories 50kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 1 carrot , peeled and grated
  • 40g (3/4 cup) Fresh Breadcrumbs (optional see notes)
  • 2 tbsp Milk (optional see notes)
  • 1 Small pear , peeled and grated
  • 1 Apple , peeled and grated
  • 500 g Chicken mince
  • 2 tsp Fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • Oil for frying


  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and carrot, over a low heat, until soft. (For around 5 mins)
  • Add the milk to the breadcrumbs and allow to sit for 5 mins.
  • Place the apple and pear onto a clean dishcloth and squeeze as much juice as you can out of them. (save the juice for smoothies etc)
  • Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix with your hands until all the ingredients are mixed together.
  • Form around 25 balls with your hands. Shallow fry for around five minutes, until golden on both sides.


Breadcrumb and Milk mixture
  • I add the soaked breadcrumbs to the mixture to produce a lighter, more tender ball. If you have a dairy/gluten allergy then you can miss this out but the ball will be tougher.
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator. 


Calories: 50kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg