Chicken Baby Puree Recipe
Let’s talk meat for babies. I love how the new guidelines say babies can eat just about anything once they reach 8 months of age. For our family starting food at 4 months is pretty standard. I found it pretty interesting all the debates of babies eating so young. Being from the Caribbean, I just about ignored all the chatter on this topic. I went with what has always been done in my family which is to start introducing foods around 4 months. Fast forward to the 6 month mark and Baby E has been enjoying a wonder variety of fruits, veggies and meats. This chicken baby puree is was the first meat dish I introduced to him. Let’s just say he loved it and now that we are approaching the 9 month mark, his palette has expanded so much more.
If you are just starting out with meats, this is a great recipe to start with. By the time you introduce chicken puree, your baby will hopefully already be a fan of several fruits, starchy veggies and greens. You can feed this puree as a stand alone or pair it with one of their favorite fruits or veggies. Baby E loves chicken and apples or chicken and carrots. I’ll share a recipe for those soon. For now enjoy this starter baby chicken puree.
- 1/2 lb chicken breast, cubed
- 8 oz vegetable or chicken stock*
- 1/4 onion, small dice
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- Place chicken, onion, parsley in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil then lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Once chicken has partially cool then place in blender or food process then puree to desired consistency.
- * Substitute vegetable stock with 8 oz of chicken stock or a combination of 4 oz chicken stock/4 oz water.
- Puree for 6 month old should be very creamy. Leave thicker as your baby adjusts to eating solids.
- Pureed apples
- Pureed pears
- Pureed green beans
- Puréed sweet potatoes
The possibilities are endless so once your baby has enjoyed several individual fruits or veggies, feel free to experiment with different combinations.
Store in 2-4 oz containers. Stores well in fridge for 2-3 days and in freezer up to 2 months.