​Chicken Fingers

Chicken Fingers – A perfect finger food for baby-led-weaning, lunchboxes and family parties. 

Suitable from 8-9 months plus due to the texture.  

These egg free chicken fingers a.k.a meatballs were a big hit with the boys! I usually make little burger size but Lilbro prefers them in finger shape. These are great to sneak in with loads of different veggies. Both fussy eaters approved! 


Ingredients

  • 400 gr ground chicken meat (I used the meat from the thighs and put in the food processor) 
  • 1 cup of chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 medium carrots (grated)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (finely chopped)
  • 5 large mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 large shallot / onion (finely diced)
  • juice of half large lemon
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats (blitz in a food processor)
  • 2-3 tbsp of flour for coating (I used whole spelt flour)
  • Salt to taste (omit for babies under 12m old, they taste really good even without salt!)
  • olive oil for frying

Method

  1. Mix them all together in a large bowl. If you prefer the veggies to be smoother so that the meatballs are easier for your baby to chew then blend everything in a food processor .
  2. Pour the flour in to a large and flattish bowl or food container. Shape the the meat to your desired shape and coat them all over with flour.  The flour gives them a nice golden colour and also keeps the fingers/burgers from going too dark / burn. 
  3. Heat up a large frying pan, add oil and fry in medium heat until done. It took me about 15-20 minutes. Squeeze the other half of the lemon over the fingers (optional).
  4. Suitable for freezing. ❄

Enjoy! 

Kat 

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