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Fruity Chicken Balls Baby Food

Fruity Chicken Balls Baby Food Recipe

Fruity Chicken Balls

Parent Sense
As an alternative to traditional fried nuggets, these fruity chicken nuggets are a healthy snack option for older babies and toddlers. Serving idea: serve with a yoghurt dipping or side serving of steamed vegetable strips.
Age: 45 weeks +
Course Baby Food


  • Instant Pot Multi Pressure Cooker


  • 6 chicken thighs
  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 onion/red onion diced
  • 1 tbsp dried mixed herbs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Flour for coating
  • Avocado or coconut oil for frying


  • Puree the chicken thighs in a food processor until minced
  • Slice the apple and remove the seeds and the core, then grate
  • Add the lemon juice to the grated apple
  • Combine the chicken, apple, onion, herbs and egg
  • Shape the mixture into balls
  • Place the trivet on the bottom of the Instant Pot inner pot and add 1 cup of water
  • Place the balls either into a steamer basket or an egg bite mould, cover with foil then put it on the trivet.
  • Turn on the Instant Pot to “High Pressure” and select 12 minutes
  • When the timer ends, quick release by turning the steam release to the venting position allowing the steam to escape, the valve will then drop and the lid will unlock.


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