Chicken-and-Apple Patties


These savory pan-fried cakes are an ideal transition food for kids 10 months and older. The soft carrot wedges round out the meal.


  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast half (about 7 ounces), cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 2 scallions, coarsely chopped

  • ¾ cup cooked quinoa, room temperature

  • 3 tablespoons applesauce, plus more for dipping

  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil


  1. Pulse chicken and scallions in a food processor until coarsely pureed. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in quinoa, applesauce, and salt, if desired. Form into 2-inch patties that are 1/2 inch thick. Patties can be refrigerated up to 2 days or frozen up to 1 month until ready to cook.

  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-low heat. Add patties to skillet; cook, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Serve warm with applesauce.

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