Chicken with Carrots & Apple Purée

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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
Prep
7 minutes
Cook
25 minutes
Best for
Makes
5 portions
Suitable for freezing

Ingredients

  • 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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Method

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

    Tammie222
    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.

    TomTom16
    01 Oct 2013

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

    MummyJenn
    05 Oct 2012

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

    lottiesmummy
    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!

    ktgibbscork
    21 Aug 2012

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

    Ns11
    13 Aug 2012

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

    Nataliesmom2011
    23 May 2012

  • Delicious !!!

    Mariana_Radu
    13 Jun 2011

  • That’s a great idea. :)

    lesagesarah
    13 May 2011

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

    Vikdrops
    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

    ZacksMummy
    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.

    OliviaLewis
    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!

    Jaxvonlogg
    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!

    Roslyn
    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!  :-)

    Roslyn
    17 Feb 2010

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