Chicken with Carrots & Apple Purée


Introduce your baby to chicken with this tasty chicken purée recipe. The carrots and apple add sweetness and flavour to the chicken and give it a smooth texture, which is eays to swallow.

Chicken with Carrots & Apple Purée
7 minutes
25 minutes
Best for
5 portions
Suitable for freezing


  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 350g/12oz carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 250ml/8 fl oz unsalted chicken stock or use water with a bay leaf
  • 1 chicken breast (approx. 125g/4oz)
  • 1 small apple, cored, peeled and chopped

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and sauté the onion until softened.
  2. Add the sliced carrots, pour over the chicken stock or water and bay leaf and bring to the boil.
  3. Reduce the heat, then cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Cut the chicken into pieces and add to the carrots together with the chopped apple, and continue to cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the bay leaf if necessary.
  6. Puree in a blender and then spoon some of the puree into your baby’s bowl and serve lukewarm.
  7. Freeze the remainder in individual portions.


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  • What is the best way to reheat this after it has been frozen?

    21 Aug 2015

  • My daughter is 8 mo and loves this.  I gave a little to my husband to taste test and he wanted some for dinner!  Thanks so much.

    02 May 2015

  • i found adding bay leaf to be too strong so i removed it the second time around.

    17 Sep 2014

  • Well, I’m definitely going to try this one. Let you know how it turns out. ;)

    15 Sep 2014

  • Anyone converted this for Thermomix at all???

    30 Jul 2014

  • I uses apple juice and skipped the onion. It’s so yummy!!

    23 Jan 2014

  • I could never have my son eat chicken that I’ve cooked. But he ate this one! Will definitely make again- I mix it with brown rice or any grain.

    01 Oct 2013

  • The first time I’ve had success giving him chicken!! Can’t wait to try more recipes

    05 Oct 2012

  • this is great it has the sweet element with the apple and babies love it xx

    27 Sep 2012

  • This is a great recipe and so delicious - my baby loved it.  Haven’t tried it for a month and now she’s 11 months and going through a fussy phase so I’m going to resurrect it.  My husband and I also love this and I cook it for our dinner now -  if you chop the chicken into bits and fry that separately and puree all the other ingredients together it almost tastes like a Korma sauce and is probably better for you!

    21 Aug 2012

  • My 15 month daughter how is super picky loved it. Thanks.

    13 Aug 2012

  • My 6 month old daughter LOVES this recipe.  I’m so glad I found this website!

    23 May 2012

  • Delicious !!!

    13 Jun 2011

  • That’s a great idea. :)

    13 May 2011

  • My daughter absolutley loved this! Thought it was very tasty myself!

    07 Oct 2010

  • My son is quite fussy and often turns his nose up at savoury dishes, preferring his puddings.  However, he LOVES this one - and its such a relief for me knowing he’s getting some protein from the chicken! Thanks - can’t wait to try your other recipes

    05 Jul 2010

  • My son likes chicken recipes. I cooked this chicken recipe for him and he loved it. I used only sweet potato it was tasty enough for him.

    25 May 2010

  • Delicious, I nearly ate it, I was very surprised the way it turned out.  Doing the big tester with my baby tomorrow, hope he likes it as much as I did!  Delicious for a soup tooo!

    07 May 2010

  • and to add onto this ... now my son has moved onto the next stage I’ve added some fresh rosemary (or thyme) to the ingredients and puree it to more of a chunky texture.  It’s still one of his favourites, and ours!

    16 Mar 2010

  • I changed the chicken to pork in order to get a greater variety of food for my son and he absolutely loves it.  Mind you, so do I and so does his Dad!  :-)

    17 Feb 2010

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