Chicken and Vegetable Puree Baby Food


Chicken and vegetable puree baby food is a great option for introducing solid foods to your baby. It provides your baby with the essential nutrients and vitamins necessary for growth.

Chicken and vegetable baby puree is recommended for babies from 6 months and above. It can be prepared in different ways for a baby. Chicken finger food I a great baby led weaning recipe. However, this is recommended for older babies. For a baby who I just starting solid foods, Chicken puree would be a good idea.

What are the benefits of Chicken and vegetable puree for baby?

  1. Protein-Rich Nutrition: Chicken is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vital for your baby’s muscle and tissue development. Pairing it with vegetables enhances the nutrient profile, offering a well-rounded meal.
  2. Vitamins and Minerals: Vegetables such as carrots, peas, and sweet potatoes add a spectrum of vitamins and minerals to the puree, supporting your baby’s overall health and immune system.
  3. Texture Introduction: As babies transition from a liquid diet to solids, introducing purees with a variety of textures helps develop their oral motor skills and prepares them for more complex foods.
  4. Customizable Flavors: The beauty of homemade chicken and vegetable puree lies in its versatility. You can experiment with different vegetable combinations to expose your baby to a range of tastes and textures.
Chicken and vegetable puree for baby
Chicken vegetable puree

How do you wean your baby as a first time mom?

  1. Start at the Right Time: Begin weaning when your baby shows signs of readiness, usually around six months. These signs include sitting up with support, showing interest in your food, and being able to coordinate hand-to-mouth movements.
  2. Single-Ingredient Introduction: Begin with single-ingredient purees to identify any potential allergies. Start with simple vegetables and fruits before introducing meat proteins.
  3. Gradual Progression: Progress from smooth purees to slightly textured ones. As your baby becomes accustomed to different flavors and textures, you can gradually introduce small, soft pieces of cooked vegetables or finely shredded chicken.
  4. Balanced Meals: Aim for a balanced diet that includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins. Chicken and vegetable puree provides a well-rounded option with its combination of lean protein and nutrient-rich veggies.
  5. Responsive Feeding: Pay attention to your baby’s cues during feeding. Let them set the pace, and don’t force feed. This responsive approach fosters a positive relationship with food.
  6. Consult with Pediatrician: Always consult with your pediatrician before introducing new foods, especially if you have concerns about allergies or specific dietary needs.

Chicken and vegetable puree for baby ingredients

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast: 1/2 pound (approximately 225 grams), finely diced or shredded after cooking.
  • Carrots: 2 medium-sized, peeled and chopped into small pieces.
  • Sweet Potatoes: 1 large, peeled and diced into small cubes.
  • Peas: 1/2 cup, fresh or frozen.
  • Broccoli: 1 cup, chopped into small florets.
  • Chicken Broth (low-sodium): 1 cup, for cooking the chicken and vegetables.
  • Olive Oil: 1 tablespoon, for sautéing and adding healthy fats.
  • Garlic (optional): 1 clove, minced (ensure it’s finely minced for baby food)
  • Thyme (optional): 1/2 teaspoon, dried thyme for added flavor (ensure it’s appropriate for baby’s age).
  • Water: As needed for adjusting the consistency of the puree.

Chicken and vegetable puree for baby recipe

Here is a step by step guide on how to make chicken puree for baby.


Chicken and vegetable puree for baby

Here's a simple recipe for chicken and vegetable puree suitable for babies
Course Baby recipes
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken and vegetable puree for baby
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1
Author Gladys


  • 1/2 pound approximately 225 grams boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 2 medium-sized carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup peas fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme optional
  • Water as needed for consistency


  • Cooking the Chicken: In a saucepan, bring the low-sodium chicken broth to a simmer. Add the diced chicken to the simmering broth and cook until the chicken is fully cooked. Ensure there is no redness in the center. Set aside.
  • Preparing Vegetables: In a separate pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. If using garlic, sauté the minced garlic until fragrant. Add carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, and broccoli to the pot. Pour in the remaining chicken broth and simmer until the vegetables are tender.
  • Blending the Puree: Combine the cooked chicken and vegetables in a blender or food processor. Add dried thyme if desired for added flavor. Blend until you achieve a smooth consistency. Add water to a desired consistency.
  • Serve or Store: Serve the chicken and vegetable puree immediately in an age-appropriate portion for your baby. Alternatively, store the puree in airtight containers in the refrigerator for later use. Ensure it is properly cooled before refrigerating.

Recipe variations

Vegetable Varieties: Experiment with different vegetables like zucchini, butternut squash, or spinach for diverse flavors and nutrients.

Herb Additions: Introduce herbs like parsley, basil, or oregano for subtle flavor variations.

Grains: Mix in cooked quinoa or rice for added texture and nutritional value.

Fruit Inclusions: For a touch of sweetness, add a small amount of unsweetened applesauce or pear puree.

Yogurt Twist: Blend in plain, unsweetened yogurt for a creamier consistency and added probiotics.

Storage tips

Refrigeration: Store any leftover puree in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Freezing: Freeze individual portions in ice cube trays for convenient, small servings. Put the frozen cubes to a freezer bag. Label with the date.

Chicken and Vegetable Puree Baby Food

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