Chicken and Sweet Pea Baby Food
At around 7 to 10 months babies are starting to eat more solid foods and less formula or breast milk. This is a perfect time to introduce some extra protein into their diet, and boneless, skinless chicken breast is a good place to start—it’s low in fat, which can be hard for their sensitive systems to digest.
Game plan: To reheat the baby food, let it thaw completely in the refrigerator, then heat in the microwave or on the stovetop. Stir well before serving.
This recipe was featured as part of our Make Your Own Baby Food project.
- 1 (8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast, large dice
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 cup frozen sweet or baby peas
1Place chicken in a medium saucepan and add water. Bring to a simmer over high heat, then reduce heat to medium low and gently simmer until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add peas and continue cooking until peas are tender, about 2 minutes more.
2Remove chicken and peas with a slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid, and place in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment. While pulsing, add 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and continue pulsing until mixture is mostly smooth with a few chunks remaining, about 15 to 20 pulses. Let cool slightly, then divide into 1/4-cup portions, place in airtight containers, and refrigerate up to 2 days or freeze up to 6 weeks until ready to use.
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