Chicken and Ricotta Fingers

This is another great recipe from the Better Health Channelthat’s very easy and toddler friendly and even better, it required little modification.  I haven’t tried the steaming method as I don’t have a steamer, but baking them worked just fine.


Chicken and Ricotta Fingers

Serves 4-6
Prep time 40 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 1 hour
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Main Dish, Savoury Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
Healthy chicken and ricotta fingers, great as a snack or as part of a main meal.


  • 400g lean chicken mince (I make my own with chicken breast using a food processor)
  • 1 egg (lightly beaten)
  • 100g light smooth ricotta
  • 1 Large carrot (finely grated)
  • 1 Small leek (finely sliced)
  • 1 Large zucchini (peeled and grated, excess liquid squeezed out)
  • 3 tablespoons plain wholemeal flour
  • Salt (to taste)


1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
2. Shape the mixture into 12 finger shaped logs and place on a lined baking tray.
3. Cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to set before cooking.
4. Steam the fingers in a vegetable steamer over boiling water in batches for 10 minutes or until cooked through. OR Bake in the oven at 180 C for 20 minutes.
5. Serve with pear sauce/chutney and vegetables or salad as a main meal or own their own as a snack.


Moderate Salicylates, Low Amines, Low Glutamates



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5 Responses to Chicken and Ricotta Fingers

  1. Rhonda says:

    Can these be frozen? Looking for snacks (and all meals really) which can be cooked in batches and used in lunchboxes, dinners etc.
    You’re very clever! And very kind for sharing all your successes!

    • OscarsMum says:

      I haven’t frozen these. I have stored them in the fridge for a couple of days and reheated in the microwave, which was fine. They are also OK to have cold. I don’t see why they couldn’t be frozen as they are mostly chicken. If you try it, can you let me know how it goes?

  2. Oscar's Mum says:

    no thermomix here, must be someone else

  3. Frillypants says:

    (Or am I thinking of someone else???)

  4. Frillypants says:

    You say you don't have a steamer…. but don't you have a Thermomix???