Baked Mango Chicken Bites


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These mango chicken bites have a nice soft texture and the fruit flavours make them a very kid friendly recipe! I also like that they contain some veggies.

My kiddos quite like meat balls in their lunchbox as well. If we are having these mango chicken bites for dinner I would serve them with rice and veggies or I have made them into a rissole shape and served them as burgers.

I must confess the baking in a muffin tray was not my idea at all, I totally borrowed it from Kylie of Kidgredients, she uses it in her baked mini meatballs  and since I learnt this technique for baking meatballs it has been my go to, as it is so much easier than frying them.

I typically use frozen mango for making these chicken meatballs as in New Zealand Mangos can be expensive.

However last week they were on special at my local supermarket so it was nice to use fresh and have a mango hedgehog in the photo!

Mango is a yummy fruit for cooking with, my Mango Chicken Curry is always a hit too!

If you are after a chicken bite that is less sweet, my chicken rissoles are to die for, packed with parmesan and chicken such a good combo,

Mango Chicken Bites a Baked Chicken Meatball that is golden and fruity Kid Friendly Recipe


Mango Chicken Bites a Baked Chicken Meatball that is golden and fruity Kid Friendly Recipe


Mango Chicken Bites a Baked Chicken Meatball that is golden and fruity Kid Friendly Recipe


Mango chicken meatballs on a bamboo fork held by a child's hand



Mango Chicken Bites a Baked Chicken Meatball that is golden and fruity Kid Friendly Recipe

Baked Mango Chicken Bites

Yield: 20 Balls
Prep Time: 11 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 36 minutes

Mango chicken bites a delicious soft chicken meatball perfect for babies and toddlers


  • 1 Cup oats 100g
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 50g carrot
  • 30g onion
  • 75g mango cubes (fresh or frozen)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 200g chicken mince


  1. Soak ½ Cup of oats in the coconut milk, for around 10mins
  2. In a food processor blitz carrot and onion until finely chopped
  3. Add mango, soaked oats, turmeric and chicken mince, pulse to combine
  4. Add remaining ½ cup of oats, pulse to combine 
  5. Season with salt and pepper if you wish, exclude the salt if serving to young children
  6. The mixture will be quite wet, but makes for a soft style meatball
  7. Spray a non-stick mini muffin tray with oil
  8. Using a spoon and wet hands take spoonfuls of the meat mixture, roll into rough balls then place into the muffin tray. 
  9. Bake for 25 mins at 180 degrees Celsius or 360 Fahrenheit
  10. Serve


This recipe is wheat free but not gluten free if using traditional oats. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

Please know this nutrition analysis is based on the ingredients only, this recipe has not been sent to a laboratory for independent testing

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  1. I made these tonight and served them with coconut rice. Very tasty! They were especially enjoyed by my 10 month old and our 7 month old guest. My 2.5 year old wouldn't try them but came back to the table later and polished hers off. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Yum!! Just made these and they are delish (I had to taste them to make sure they were okay, right?!).

    This might sound daft, but how many balls would you give for a 1 year old? I am wanting to freeze them for easy dinners once my boy is at daycare, and I'm having trouble deciding...