Baby Food With Chicken

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So many parents are worried about what’s going into their kids’ bellies—and that’s totally fair! It can feel like every day there’s a new study out about how this or that food will make your kid smarter or slower or more likely to get diabetes later on in life. And then there’s the fact that, even if we’re confident in our own parenting choices, it can be hard to know how other people are going to react when they see you feeding your kid something weird or different from what they’ve grown up eating themselves.

We’ve got some great suggestions for what to feed your little bundle of joy during those early months when they’re just starting out with solid foods—you’ll never have to worry about whether or not what you’re giving them is healthy (or if anyone else will think it is).

Baby Food With Chicken

Chicken Baby Food Recipes

Suitable for babies from 7 months of age, these chicken baby food recipes call for fresh, healthy ingredients – meaning your baby gets the very best nutrition.

Just getting started with meat and poultry?

Learn more about How and When to Introduce Meat to Baby and read our tips for Introducing Chicken.

NOTE: Always apply the four day rule as you introduce each new food to your baby. Are you unsure as to whether the time is right to include these recipes in your baby’s diet? Read through the 6-9 month baby page, where you will find some useful advice on when to introduce each type of food at this stage.

Chicken Baby Food Recipes

CHICKEN BABY FOOD RECIPES

CHICKEN AND PEACH DINNER

This recipe combines chicken with fruit – a combination that works surprisingly well … and particularly appeals to babies!

4 oz (1/2 cup) cooked, boneless chicken, chopped

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked rice (you can use white or brown, but brown is more nutritious)

1 ripe peach

1 tbsp formula/breastmilk

  1. Remove the skin and stone from the peach, then quarter.
  2. Place the peach, chicken, rice and milk into a food processor.
  3. Chop roughly – (this recipe is suitable for babies capable of chewing soft lumps).
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WARMING CHICKEN STEW

8 oz (1 cup) boneless, cooked chicken, chopped

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked vegetables (choose the vegetables your baby prefers)

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked rice (white or brown)

2 fl oz (1/4 cup) homemade chicken stock

2 fl oz (1/4 cup) breastmilk/formula

pinch of thyme

  1. Simply blend all ingredients together, pureeing if necessary, for a wholesome, tasty stew.

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VEGETABLE COUS COUS WITH CHICKEN STOCK

8 oz (1 cup) pumpkin, diced, with skin and seeds removed

5 oz (2/3 cup) sweet potato, peeled and diced

5 oz (2/3 cup) carrots, peeled and sliced

2 oz (1/4 cup) fresh, shelled peas

4 oz (1/2 cup) courgette/zucchini, chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

4 fl oz (1/2 cup) homemade chicken stock

4 fl oz (1/2 cup) water

2 tbsp cous cous

1 tbsp chopped, fresh parsley

  1. Place all the vegetables into a saucepan.
  2. Pour in the stock and water, cover and cook until vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the cous cous, stirring well.
  4. Cover again and set the pan aside for a few minutes. This allows the cous cous to swell.
  5. Finally, add the parsley and mash well.

CHICKEN IN A CREAMY BREAD SAUCE

This unusual recipe is very easy to prepare and its creamy texture is great for tots!

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast

8 fl oz (1 cup) homemade (or no-salt) chicken broth/stock

1 slice whole wheat bread

2 fl oz (1/4 cup) milk

pinch dried thyme (optional)

  1. In a small saucepan, simmer the chicken breast and thyme (if using) in the broth until cooked throughout.
  2. Remove the chicken (reserving the broth) and allow to cool a little.
  3. Soak the bread in the milk until softened, then add 4 fl oz (1/2 cup) of the reserved broth.
  4. Place in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Shred the chicken, then combine with the sauce.

Serve over well chopped pasta, or with brown rice and your baby’s favourite steamed veggie!

This dish is also yummy served chilled as a special chicken salad for baby!

TROPICAL CHICKEN SALAD

If your baby hasn’t had pineapple before, you might like to wait until later in his first year to give this recipe a try. Some parents find that pineapple causes diaper rash (although that’s more often the case with fresh pineapple than canned).

Read more about introducing pineapple to your baby here

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked boneless chicken, chopped

2 tbsp cottage cheese

1 oz (1/8 cup) pineapple (you could use fresh or tinned, but try to look for fruit tinned in its’ own juice, rather than in syrup)

1 oz (1/8 cup) ripe avocado

1 slice cucumber

  1. Combine all ingredients and puree or mash well (check for any hard little pieces of pineapple if mashing).

CHEESY CREAMED CHICKEN

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked, boneless chicken, shredded

1/4 baked potato, diced

1 tbsp Gruyere (or Swiss) cheese

2 tsp unsalted butter

1 tsp flour

2 fl oz (1/4 cup) breastmilk/formula

1/2 tsp chopped, fresh chives

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over a low heat.
  2. Stir in the flour and cook briefly.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the milk, stirring until smooth.
  4. Return to a low heat and stir continuously, until the sauce thickens.
  5. Add the cheese, stirring well.
  6. Finally, add the potato and chicken and stir until warmed through.
  7. Top with the chives.

HEARTY CHICKEN MASH

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked, boneless chicken, diced

1 sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 carrot, peeled and diced

1 oz (1/4 cup) grated cheddar

1/2 tsp chopped chives

  1. Boil or steam the potato and carrot until tender.
  2. Drain, add the cheese and mix until cheese has melted.
  3. Add the chicken, then mash or puree as necessary.
  4. Top with the chives.

CHICKEN DINNER WITH GRAPES

1 chicken breast, skinless and boneless

6 fl oz (3/4 cup) homemade chicken stock

around 10-15 white grapes, seedless and peeled

1 courgette (zucchini), sliced

1 small white potato, peeled and cut into slices

  1. Chop the chicken breast, combine with the other ingredients and place in a small saucepan over a high heat.
  2. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat. Cook for around 30 mins until the potato is tender and the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Puree in a blender, adding a little stock if necessary.

ONE POT CHICKEN DINNER

1 chopped boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 apple

1 medium sweet potato

16 fl oz (2 cups) homemade chicken stock

tiny pinch of cinnamon

  1. Peel, core and dice the apple. Peel and dice the sweet potato.
  2. Pour the stock into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the chopped chicken and allow to simmer for 10 mins.
  3. Add the sweet potato and apple cubes and simmer for another 15 mins, until the sweet potato is fork tender.
  4. Puree or chop, then sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.

chicken puree combination


Learn how to make iron-rich baby food with this easy recipe for Chicken Puree with three flavor combinations and easy storage tips. This works as a Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 baby food.

chicken puree in small bowls with baby spoon

Chicken Puree for Baby

Incorporating iron-rich and protein-packed foods when you start offering baby solids can be a challenge, but this easy puree is a great option to have in the mix. It’s fast to make, stores easily, and can have a variety of flavors according to what you have on hand or prefer.

And you only need a few ingredients to make this baby food, so you don’t need to worry about spending a lot of money on ingredients you won’t be able to use up.

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This chicken puree can be made super smooth and offered as a Stage 1 baby food, combined with other purees as a Stage 2 baby food, or pureed less smooth (or not at all) as a Stage 3 baby food.

You can even spread it onto toast or offer it on a preloaded spoon if you’re doing baby-led weaning.

ingredients for chicken puree on countertop

Ingredients You Need

To make this recipe, you’ll need these ingredients:

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  • Ground chicken: This usually contains a mix of white and dark meat, so it’s a good source of iron.
  • Olive oil
  • Dried thyme, oregano, or cumin, optional: You can add a spice for more flavor.
  • Chicken broth: I use reduced-sodium chicken broth for flavor but less sodium. You can also use salt-free if you prefer.
  • Additional baby food puree, optional: Add flavor and nutrients by mixing it with Sweet Potato Puree, Butternut Squash Puree, Avocado Puree, or Carrot Puree.
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Step-by-Step Instructions

Here’s a look at how to make this baby food recipe so you know what to expect. Scroll down to the end of this post for the full recipe.

  1. Warm the olive oil in a skillet and add the chicken. Break up with a spoon.
  2. Cook until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
  3. Add the cooked chicken to a blender with the broth and optional additional baby food puree. Add the optional spice if using.
  4. Blend as smooth as you like, adding more or less liquid as desired.

TIP: You can use water, breastmilk, or formula in place of the chicken broth if you prefer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I give my 6-month-old chicken?

Can you puree chicken in a blender?

What baby food combinations work well with chicken puree?

chicken puree on toast sticks for baby led weaning meal.

Chicken Puree for Baby Led Weaning

You can serve large pieces of chicken using the baby-led weaning, or you can spread some of this puree onto a finger-size piece of toast. This is a good option since it’s so easy for baby to eat.

You can also put some of the puree onto a baby spoon and hand the spoon to baby so they can feed it to themselves. This is a great option for feeding baby, no matter which style of starting solids you’re doing.

chicken puree in storage containers on countertop.

How to Store

Let the puree cool, then divide into small storage containers and store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Heat briefly before serving. Or you can freeze in an ice cube tray overnight, transfer the frozen cubes to a freezer bag, and freeze for up to 6 months.

Thaw 1-2 cubes in a small container overnight in the fridge or for about an hour at room temperature.

(Find more on storing baby food.)

Best Tips for Success

  • Start with ground chicken for the easiest process of cooking this puree.
  • Use reduced-sodium or no-sodium chicken broth. You can also use water, breastmilk, or formula if you prefer.
  • Combine the chicken puree with Carrot Puree, Pea Puree, Butternut Squash Puree, Sweet Potato Puree, Broccoli Puree, or even Avocado Puree. Try any other baby food combination you think sounds good.
  • Puree very smooth to serve as a Stage 1 baby food.
  • Puree less smooth to serve as a Stage 2 and 3 baby food. You can also break up the pieces of cooked chicken, stir with the optional additional baby food, and serve to baby as a finger food.
  • You may also like Baked Chicken Meatballs, Instant Pot Butter Chicken, Chicken Noodle Soup for Kids, and Easy Baby Soup.

I’D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR FEEDBACK ON THIS RECIPE IF YOU TRY IT, SO PLEASE RATE AND COMMENT BELOW!

chicken puree in small bowls with baby spoon

Easy Chicken Puree, 3 Ways

This chicken puree is a nutrient-rich baby food that’s easy to make and packed with flavor. It’s a quick blend of chicken and sweet potato that’s versatile, so you can make it as a Stage 1 or 2 baby food.

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Prep Time10 minutes

Cook Time10 minutes

Total Time20 minutes

AuthorAmy Palanjian

CuisineAmerican

CourseBaby Food

Calories128kcal

Servings4

Ingredients

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  • ▢1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ▢1/2 pound ground chicken
  • ▢1/4 teaspoon dried thyme, oregano, or cumin (choose one, optional)
  • ▢1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth (or no sodium)
  • ▢1/4 cup sweet potato puree (optional; or other baby food puree)

Instructions

  • Add the olive oil to a medium pan over medium heat. When warm, add the chicken. Break up with a wooden spoon.
  • Sprinkle with desired spice, if using, and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up the meat into small pieces until fully cooked and no longer pink. Turn off the heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  • Transfer meat to a blender with the broth and sweet potato, if using. Blend well, starting on low and working up to high. Add more broth if needed to make a smooth puree.
  • Serve, or store in the fridge in ¼-cup portions or in the freezer for future use.

Equipment

  • Green Pan Non-Stick Pan
  • Vitamix Blender

Notes

  • Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Freeze the puree in an ice cube tray overnight, then transfer frozen cubes to a storage bag, with as much air removed as possible, and freeze for up to 6 months.
  • If you’d like to cook the sweet potato with the chicken, peel and dice 1 small sweet potato finely. Add to the pan with the chicken and cook until soft. Proceed with the recipe.
  • Use reduced-sodium or no-sodium chicken broth. You can also use water, breastmilk, or formula if you prefer.
  • Combine the chicken puree with Carrot Puree, Pea Puree, Butternut Squash Puree, Sweet Potato Puree, Broccoli Puree, or even Avocado Puree. Or try any other baby food combination you think sounds good.
  • Puree very smooth to serve as a Stage 1 baby food.
  • Puree less smooth to serve as a Stage 2 and 3 baby food. You can also break up the pieces of cooked chicken, stir with the optional additional baby food, and serve to baby as a finger food.
  • To serve this for baby-led weaning, form the raw ground meat into little oval meatballs and cook in the pan for 10-12 minutes, or until cooked through. The shape should be easy for baby to hold and self-feed.

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