Basic Chicken Baby Food Recipe (4+months – Stage 1)


This homemade Basic Chicken Baby Puree is a great addition to your baby’s favorite puree for extra protein and flavor! It’s an incredibly simple recipe with big flavor and nutrition! Stage One Baby Food – 4+ months.

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Chicken Baby Puree

Pureed chicken for baby?? 🤔

I know, I know, I know – pureed chicken for baby sounds.. err.. gross. I get it! I was once thinking the same thing when I started my baby food journey because my only reference to a chicken puree for baby was a self-stable store-bought chicken puree, which are 💯 not the best (trust me, I tasted them all).

And if I don’t want eat it, I’m not going to serve it to baby!

Baby food should be as good, if not better, than the food we eat.

But guys, this homemade chicken baby food puree.. is legit! It is gently cooked with a deep rich broth and earthy parsley until just cooked. This is the key here.. just cooked chicken. We do not want overcooked chicken. Then we blend it up with a little extra broth, and you have yourself a creamy puree that tastes like a blended chicken noodle soup.

Plus – chicken 🍗 is full of essential vitamins, iron, zinc, fat, and protein that baby needs to thrive!

While some babies love this taste of a meat puree, others might find it a bit intense. That is totally okay. You can mix this chicken puree into any other fruit or veggie baby food you know your little one will love.

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Reasons to Love this Basic Chicken Baby Food Puree recipe:

  • simple yet flavorful
  • packed with protein
  • great to add to any other fruit or veggie puree that baby loves
  • baby food for 4 months and up
  • stage 1 baby food
  • freezer-friendly
  • homemade
Ingredients to make homemade chicken baby food.

Ingredients

  • Chicken: as random as it may seem, chicken is the star of the show in this puree. We are going to use an 8oz piece of boneless skinless chicken breast for this recipe. You can also use chicken thighs, but the puree will have a slightly different taste. You can easily scale up this recipe if you want more than 12 ounces of baby food.
  • Broth: to get a really deep chicken flavor we are going to cook our chicken in chicken broth. I would recommend using a low-sodium, sodium-free or free-range chicken bone broth for this recipe. You can also use any of those variations above with a vegetable broth as well. If you don’t have any of those on hand, you can use water.
  • Parsley: we are adding in dried parsley to give the puree a little more complex taste, this can easily be omitted if you prefer.

COST PER OUNCE 

Chicken is typically easy to find in almost any grocery. The average price for 8oz of chicken is $1.99 for conventional or $2.99 for organic, plus $0.50 for chicken broth.

If we do some math, this puree ranges in price from $0.20 – $0.29 per ounce.

Chicken Puree costs (on average) – $0.24 per ounce

Organic Chicken: I would highly recommend using organic chicken for this recipe, if possible. Organic chicken will be free of antibiotics, synthetic pesticides and will be fed a GMO-free diet.

Benefits of Chicken for Baby

  • High in protein for healthy muscle growth.
  • Good source of iron, which is necessary for the growth of red blood cells.
  • Contain vitamin B12 and choline that help promote brain development.
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