When my son was a baby, he refused to eat chicken until I combined it with apple, which he loved. Sometimes babies need a little bit of sweetness to make their dinner go down a bit easier. The best way to include this is using fruit and vegetables with a natural sugar content. Carrots and apples are a great way to spruce up some chicken for your weaning baby!
This recipe makes six portions and is suitable for babies from six months and above.
- 60g leek, finely chopped
- 25g celery, chopped
- 75g carrot, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 100g chicken, cut into chunks
- 250g sweet potato, peeled and chopped
- 75g apple, chopped
- 250ml boiling unsalted chicken stock or water
- A sprig of thyme
Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the leek for 2 minutes. Add the celery and carrot and cook for 5 minutes. Add a small clove of crushed garlic and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant. Stir in the chopped chicken and sauté for 2-3 minutes or until the chicken is sealed. Add the chopped sweet potato and the apple, pour over the chicken stock or boiling water and add the sprig of thyme. Cover and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes. Remove the sprig of thyme and blitz to a purée.
Top tip: Use water instead of stock or make your own in order to minimise the amount of sodium in the dish!