Easy One Pot Chicken (6-9 Month Baby)2013-01-09
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Chicken is an ideal first meat for babies. It blends well with root vegetables like carrot and sweet potato. One Pot Chicken would make a good first chicken puree. You can leave out the peas and if you like you could add a small chopped apple with the carrot and sweet potato. Chicken blends well with fruits and babies like the naturally sweet flavour that fruit. Frozen vegetables are frozen within hours of being picked thus locking in all the nutrients so its fine to use ingredients like frozen peas when making your baby’s puree. For older babies you can finely chop rather than puree this and mix it with some cooked rice.
1 tbsp sunflower oil
50g chopped onion
100g chicken breast, cut into chunks
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced (approx 60g)
300g sweet potato, peeled and chopped
200 ml unsalted chicken stock
60g frozen peas
Heat the oil in a saucepan and saute the onion for 3 to 4 minutes until softened.
Add the chicken breast and sauté for about 3 minutes.
Add the carrot and sweet potato, pour over the stock, bring to the boil and simmer, covered for about 15 minutes.
Add the peas and continue to cook for 3 minutes.
Puree in a blender with enough of the cooking liquid to make the desired consistency.