These Easy Chicken Patties for Babies (with Veggie) are a great freezer-friendly recipe to have ready for the busiest days! It is very simple to make and loaded with veggies and healthy fats.

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These chicken patties are perfect for baby led weaning starting from 6-7 months and up. Cook them until soft and cut the small patties into strips for the little ones to feed themselves (see recipe notes).

They are also a great option for toddlers and younger kids school lunch boxes.

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Ingredients to Make Homemade Chicken Patties for Babies

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Carrots
  • Egg
  • Green Onions
  • Flax Seeds
  • Chia Seeds
  • Oat Flour
  • Salt (for babies 12+ months)
  • Onion Powder
  • Olive Oil
Chicken patties ingredients

Step by Step Instructions

  • Shred the carrots or place them in a food processor and process until shredded.
  • Add the chicken and process until it turns into a smooth paste.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until thoroughly combined.
  • With your wet hands, make small meatballs and press them with the palm of your hand to make small patties/burgers.
  • Heat a skillet with olive oil and cook the patties on low/medium heat until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 165F (see recipe notes/cooking tips for younger babies).

Cooking Tips

  • Don’t over cook the patties: For younger babies you want these softer and less crispy, so make sure that you use low heat and cover with a lid. If necessary, add a little bit of water to the frying pan for added moisture.
  • If you like these softer, you can shape them into small meatballs or chunkier nuggets. To cook, add olive oil and sprinkle some water, cover, and let them steam inside.

Storage Instructions

  • Freeze Raw: These easy chicken burgers are freezer-friendly and great for batch cooking. Make them ahead of time and freeze them for a quick and healthy meal. Place the uncooked patties on parchment paper or film and freeze. Then transfer them to a freezer bag, which can be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Freeze Cooked: These patties can also be cooked and then frozen. Let them cool and transfer to a freezer bag for up to 3 months.
  • Store leftovers for a maximum of 3 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • To defrost: Thaw frozen patties in the fridge overnight and cook with olive oil on a skillet. Or you can cook the frozen patties the same way; use low heat and cover the skillet with a lid to ensure the patties are cooked in the middle. You can use a food thermometer, and once it reaches 165F in the center, the patties are well cooked. If defrosting already cooked chicken patties, you can defrost in the microwave for a quicker meal.

Serving Suggestions and Substitutions

  • Serve with a source of carbohydrates such as rice, potatoes, pasta, salad, or veggies.
  • Serve on a baby bun with cheese and salad.
  • For babies 6-9 months, you can cut the soft burgers into strips.
  • From 9+ months, you can serve them cut into small squares for pincer grasp development.
  • For little kids, serve on a hamburger bun or with a dipping sauce or tomato sauce and cheese.
  • For the whole family, make the patties full adult size.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can my 8-month-old eat chicken patties?

6-8 months: Ground chicken meatballs or patties at suitable for this age. Make sure they are soft and not so crispy as you would cook these for older toddlers/kids.

Can babies eat chicken burger?

You can add meat to your baby’s menu any time after starting solids, usually around 6 months. Homemade chicken burgers / patties are your best option as most store bought burgers are full of additives and aren’t as healthy.

Can I give my baby chicken nuggets?

Many brands of chicken nuggets have levels of sodium that far exceeds baby’s needs as well as additives. You can make homemade chicken nuggets and offer as a healthier alternative.

More Chicken Recipes for Babies:

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Easy Chicken Patties for Babies (with Veggie)

These Easy Chicken Patties for Babies are loaded with veggies and healthy fats. A great freezer friendly recipe to have ready for the busiest days! Suitable from 6+ months.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Lunchbox, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Brazilian
Keyword: chicken patties baby led weaning, chicken veggie patties baby, easy chicken burgers, hamburguer nutritivo de frango
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 mini patties
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Carol Pecora

Equipment

Ingredients 
 

  • 500 g chicken breast
  • 90 g carrots 1 medium (raw)
  • 1 egg
  • 15 g green onions
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 55 g oat flour
  • 1 tsp salt for babies 12 months +
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil for frying

Instructions

  • Shred the carrots or place them in a food processor and process until shredded.
  • Add the chicken and process until it turns into a smooth paste.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until fully combined.
  •  With your hands wet make small chicken balls and press them with the palm of your hands to make small patties / burgers.
  • Heat a skillet with some olive oil and cook the patties on low/medium heat until golden.

Notes

  • Don’t over cook the patties: For younger babies you want these softer and less crispy, so make sure that you use low heat and cover with a lid. If necessary, add a little bit of water to the frying pan for added moisture.
  • If you like these even softer you can shape them into small meatballs or chunkier nuggets. To cook, add olive oil and sprinkle some water, cover, and let them steam inside. Make sure the patties are fully cooked, internal temperature should be 165F.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chicken Patties for Babies (with Veggie)
Amount per Serving
Calories
57
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2
g
3
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.4
g
3
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
24
mg
8
%
Sodium
 
152
mg
7
%
Potassium
 
130
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
3
g
1
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
0.3
g
0
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
779
IU
16
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
12
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.3
mg
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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7 Comments

    1. Hi Sam! Yes, you can use regular flour.
      The recipe calls for 1/2 cup oat flour, I would use a little less than that in regular flour…start with 1/3 cup and see if you can shape the patties, add more if needed.
      Thanks!

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