Chicken and Bacon Meatballs

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Just when I think I have found the perfect meatball I find a new one. These are delicious! All they are is chicken, bacon, vegetables and a tiny bit of seasoning.

What I love about these are they are very budget friendly. You can easily make 28 meatballs with one large chicken breast and add the same amount in veggies.

My boys love these! Anything in meatball form is a winner. I love sneaking in veg they wouldn’t normally eat as is such as spinach, zucchini and capsicum. Vary the veggies used to suit your taste. They gobble these down in a heartbeat.

We serve as is with salad and cheese cubes. You could also use them in one of my wrap recipes with a little salad. Yum! Or with some sauce on pasta. My Bacon and Tomato Sauce would work well with these. 

My Tortillas/Wraps:


I love these because they are egg, gluten, dairy and nut free! So great to take along to playgroup etc. 


Chicken and Bacon Meatballs
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1/2 onion, peeled
  2. 1 garlic clove, peeled
  3. 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  4. 1/2 medium zucchini, roughly chopped
  5. 10-15 baby spinach leaves
  6. 1/4 of a green capsicum
  7. 5 pieces of shortcut bacon, roughly chopped
  8. 1 large chicken breast, chopped into 4 pieces
  9. Salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place vegetables into bowl.
  3. Blitz on speed 7 for 5-10 secs depending on how fine you want your vegetables.
  4. Add bacon and chicken breast.
  5. Blitz on speed 5 for approximately 6-10 seconds until you get a nice minced mixture. It may be slightly wet but that's ok. The colour of mixture will depend on what veggies are used.
  6. Place "blobs", if a wetter mix, or balls, if a firmer mix, of the mixture on two trays lined with baking paper.
  7. Cook at 180 degrees for approximately 20 minutes depending on size.
  8. Serve hot or let them cool down and freeze for another day.
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By |2017-06-12T11:22:37+00:00March 29th, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|3 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. Helena July 8, 2014 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Hi. I’m new to the world of TMX, and I’m loving your recipes. We are a family of 3, so I would find it useful if you could possibly add quantities to your recipes. How many average sized meatballs would this recipe make?

    • Peta July 8, 2014 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      Hi Helena,
      Thank you. Almost all recipes have the serving size in the post or recipe card. This one has it in the post – 28 meatballs 🙂

  2. Ash July 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Made these today, they are amazing. I’m taking them to my mothers group tomorrow!

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