Saving at home – Chicken and potato meatballs


Hi everyone!

Chicken and potato meatballs are something in between chicken meatballs and potato croquettes, a recipe designed specifically for children who often struggle to eat meat.

These elongated meatballs like croquettes, will deceive your children thanks to the non-secondary presence of potatoes that will disguise the presence of the chicken breast.

This type of preparation lends itself well to being cooked both in the oven or fried in oil.

Obviously, it is better not to exaggerate in frying and to try to alternate these two types of cooking.

Let’s start:


Ingredients for 4 people: 300 g chicken breast – 2 boiled potatoes – 1 egg – a little bit of breadcrumbs dipped in milk – 1 spoon of extra virgin olive oil – salt


To prepare the chicken and potato meatballs you will have to start from already cooked chicken breast, the cooking technique used is not important.

You can use some chicken leftover in the refrigerator, even if roasted or, if you have to cook the chicken breast for this recipe, you can boil it with some herbs or even steam it.

It is not important that you cook it as a whole piece, since, the chicken will have to be chopped later, so if you are in a hurry you can also boil it into small pieces or even sauté it in a pan after cutting it into strips.

Once cooked, all you have to put it in a food processor to finely mince it.

Put the potatoes to boil with the skin, in a pot with plenty of boiling water. When they are cooked, you can mash them with a potato masher, after removing the skin.

Collect the minced chicken breast meat in a large bowl and add the yolk and the cooked and mashed potatoes. Soak some stale bread crumbs in a little milk. Let it soften well for a few minutes, then squeeze it well and add it to the rest of the ingredients in the bowl.

Season the mixture with salt, then mix everything very well until you get a smooth and homogeneous dough.

Shape the meatballs in the shape you prefer.

Dip the chicken and potato meatballs in breadcrumbs and place them in a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Now, if you want to cook the meatballs in the oven, you will need to heat the oven to 180 ° C in ventilated mode.

If, on the other hand, want to fry them, you can place them in very hot oil.

In the oven, cook the meatballs for half an hour or until they are golden brown.

Enjoy your meal!

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