Cheese Filled Chicken and Sweet Potato Meatballs

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My kiddies refuse to eat rocket and sweet potato. No amount of begging will work. Luckily I’m becoming good at putting veg they refuse to eat as is into meals. See my Hidden Veggies Meals and Tips for Children (and Hubbies!) section for more ideas.
These have a sweetness to them and are a nice alternative to regular meatballs. I use breast but it can dry out so thigh will work better for these. I’m not a fan of thigh so breasts are fine for us. Just be sure not to over cook them.
This idea works really well with beef. My cheese filled meatballs with a nice tomato based sauce over the top is a favourite of many of my friends.
These can be frozen either before or after cooking. I keep some handy for the lunchbox or for those nights when I just cant be bothered cooking.
I cook these in the oven but you could cook these in the varoma of a tmx or your machines steaming attachment with some pasta or sauce in the bowl. A frying pan also works well.
Cheese Filled Chicken and Sweet Potato Meatballs
Serves 21
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 2 large chicken breasts, chopped into 4 pieces each
  2. 130g sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  3. 5-10g rocket leaves
  4. 1 carrot, chopped roughly
  5. 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  6. 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  7. 1 tablespoon vegetable stock paste
  8. 21 cubes of cheese of choice (the more flavorsome the better)
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place everything except chicken, cheese and stock into bowl.
  3. Blitz on speed 7 for 4-5 secs or until desired consistency is achieved. You want some consistency to the vegetables.
  4. Add chicken and stock. Blitz on speed 7 for 5 secs. You want a nice smooth mixture without large chunks. It will be a slightly wet mixture.
  5. Shape a tablespoon of mixture around a cube of cheese.
  6. Place onto baking tray.
  7. Repeat for the whole chicken mixture.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until cooked through. Turn them a few times throughout the cooking process.
  9. Serve with salad or a pasta and sauce of choice.
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By |2017-06-12T11:22:48+00:00March 6th, 2014|Categories: Baby, Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

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Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.


  1. Sarah September 30, 2014 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    These are AMAZING!!! This is MY new favourite lunch!! My fussy three year old also inhales them (we use spinach leaves instead of rocket though). They are DELISH cold in a salad for lunch. Thanks so much for this recipe Peta!!

  2. Tara May 23, 2015 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    Really delicious. We also used spinach leaves instead of the rocket. Popular with the adults and the kids. Will definitely make again

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