Chicken baby puree’ is one of the easiest baby food that you will prepare.
Considering that chicken is super good for babies as it contains all the protein, good fat, essential vitamins, iron and zinc that will help an healthy baby development, you will be preparing MANY chicken purees 😉
I have to admit that it is hard to get it wrong. The concept is so simple. Cook + add liquid + puree’. Still, I learned that it is possible to prepare a decent but bland and a bit chewy chicken puree’ OR a flavorful, creamy fun one 😉
The key point is not to overcook the chicken. I found that steaming it in an aluminum foil with an extra ingredient to add a bit of flavor (apples in today’s recipe) works very well.
The chicken is properly cooked but not hard and chewy and, thanks to the steaming process and the aluminum foil that keeps all the juices inside, the nutritional value is still very good.
I also noticed that adding one apple to the chicken really makes the difference in terms of taste. I used Pink Lady apples for their lightly tart and sweet flavor.
This recipe is appropriate for a baby starting from 7/8 months. That’s usually when it is recommended to start introducing meats in your baby’s diet.
With my kids I started with chicken, very delicate in taste and easy to digest. Turkey too, is a good starting choice for a first meat, and it is also high in protein and iron like chicken.
With Alex and Luca I liked to prepare a nice quantity of basic chicken puree and store it in the freezer divided in small portions.
I used to thaw the needed quantity (if you want more info about how to thaw baby food, click here) and serve it to them warm either simply like that – chicken puree’ – or mixed with other vegetables and baby cereals.
In order to store and freeze the chicken puree’ you can use a freezer tray like the blue one I’ve used in the video so that you will obtain small cubes of baby food or you can use small glass containers with a lid made in different sizes pending how much food your little one eats at every meal.
The baby food containers I’ve been using in my video are all from Greensprouts:
- 1 1/2 chicken breast
- 1 small Pink Lady apple
- Cut the chicken breast in pieces.
- Peel and core the apple. Cut it in pieces.
- Place the chicken breast and the apple on an aluminum foil. Close the package.
- Place the aluminum package in the steamer and cook for 20 minutes.
- Remove the package from the steamer.
- In a food processor add the chicken, the apples, the juices left in the aluminum foil and 1/2 Cup steaming water.
- Mix up until smooth and creamy.
- Serve or store in an air tight container for up to three days or freeze for up to three months.