Chicken Puree

Bowl of Chicken and Sweet Potato Puree with Same Text Overlay
This chicken puree is a big way for a baby to first try wimp. The meat is cooked and blended with odoriferous potato carrot and onion for extra season and nutriment .
Chicken Puree in White Bowl with Spoon

Reasons to Love this Puree

  • NUTRITION: In general, for 6- to 12-month-old babies, you want to focus on foods that are nutrient-dense and packed with iron.
    Chicken is a great source of protein and contains many nutrients that babies need to thrive. These include vitamins B3, B6 & B12, zinc, choline and selenium and iron.
    Sweet potato is also a non-heme source of iron and contains vitamin C which aids the absorption of iron.
    Read more on iron rich foods.
  • TEXTURE: Chicken can be dry and gritty/chalky when blended unless you have a very powerful blender and add a good bit of liquid.
    Cooking the chicken with some vegetables helps with the texture.
  • TASTE: Not only do the vegetables help with texture, but they also provide lovely flavour. If your baby has previously enjoyed sweet potato puree or carrot puree then this is a good way to introduce chicken.
  • FREEZER FRIENDLY: Make a batch and freeze in small portions for busier days/evenings.

Watch How to Make it ( Video )

ingredient information

Flat Lay of Ingredients for Chicken and Sweet Potato Puree

  • CHICKEN – Use skinless, boneless chicken breast or thigh meat.
  • CHICKEN STOCK / BROTH – Chicken stock/broth adds great flavour but most are unsuitable for babies as they are high in salt. You can make your own baby friendly chicken stock or hunt down some low sodium stocks/stock cubes. You can also water down the stock or simply replace it with water.
    A baby under the age of 1 year can only have up to 1g of salt per day so read the label and check the salt levels. Food labels may sometimes write sodium instead of salt, to find the salt equivalent simply multiply the sodium number by 2.5.
    Read more about salt for babies.
  • SWEET POTATO & CARROT – Added for flavour, texture and nutrition. Chicken puree can often be dry/chalky in texture. Adding the carrot and sweet potato helps with the texture and adds a lovely sweet flavour.
  • ONION – Added for flavour.

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Process Shots ( and Cooking Tips )

Collage of 6 Images Showing How to Make Chicken Puree

  1. SAUTE ONION: This releases the natural sweetness of the onion and provides a lovely flavour base, take 2-3 minutes to do this over medium-low heat.
  2. SAUTE CHICKEN: Add the chicken and stir for 30 seconds or so, just until the chicken turns opaque.
  3. ADD CARROT, SWEET POTATO AND STOCK: Add the remaining ingredients. TIP: Make sure to chop your sweet potato and carrot small so that it cooks quicker.
  4. SIMMER for 15 mins or until the vegetables are fork-tender.
  5. ADD TO BLENDER/FOOD PROCESSOR: Use a slotted spoon to remove the chicken and vegetables from the cooking stock.
  6. BLEND until desired consistency is reached. Add tablespoons of the stock to thin the puree. I find around 3-4 tablespoons a good amount.

frequently Asked Questions

At what age can a baby have this chicken puree? You can offer this puree from 6 months.

Storage & Reheating Instructions


  • You can store this chicken puree, in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • Do not store food from a bowl you have previously given your baby. “Double Dipping” from the spoon-to mouth- to container can introduce bacteria from your baby’s saliva which can grow and may cause food poisoning. 
    Throw away any leftover food from a bowl/container you have been using to feed your baby.


  • Spoon the puree into ice cube trays or small containers. Cover and freeze until solid.
  • When ice cubes are frozen, remove cubes from the tray and store them in a resealable plastic freezer bag or freezer container.
  • Label package with contents and date. Use within 2 months.
  • The best way to defrost purees is to refrigerate overnight and use them within 24 hours. You can also reheat from frozen.


  • It is important that you reheat baby food until piping hot to kill off bacteria. Allow to cool and always test the temperature of the food before giving your baby.
  • You can reheat using a microwave or on the stovetop. Make sure to continually stir the food to ensure it is properly heated and to get rid of hot spots.
  • Only re-heat once and discard any leftover puree that has already been reheated.

Do you want to learn more about storing baby food? This guide to storing baby food covers how to safely store, refrigerate, freeze and reheat your baby’s food 
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Chicken Puree in White Bowl with Spoon





Chicken Puree

Chicken cooked with sweet potato, carrot and onion and then blended to make a delicious puree for babies.

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  • ½ tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ little onion , finely chopped

  • 160g ( 1 cup chopped ) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Thighs , chopped into approx. 2.5 – 3cm ( 1 edge ) cube

  • 300g / 11oz ( 2 cups chopped ) Sweet Potato , peeled and chopped into approx. 1-1.5cm ( ½ column inch ) cube

  • 80g / ⅓ cup carrot peeled and chopped into approx. 1- 1.5 centimeter ( ½ edge ) cubes

  • 250ml / 1 cup Chicken Stock homemade or baby friendly ( see notes )


  • Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the onion and saute for 2-3 minutes.

  • Add the chicken and saute for around 30 seconds, until the chicken turns opaque.

  • Add the sweet potato, carrot and stock. Bring to a boil, cover and gently simmer for 15 mins or until the vegetables are fork tender.

  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken and vegetables to a blender or food processor, reserving the cooking liquid. Puree until desired consistency. Add tablespoons of the cooking broth to help achieve thinner, smoother texture.


Recipe Notes

Chicken stock / broth adds great flavour but most are unsuitable for babies as they are high in salt. You can make your own baby friendly chicken stock or hunt down some moo sodium stocks / standard cube. You can besides urine down the stock or just replace it with water .
Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator.  nutrition Facts
Chicken Puree

Amount Per Serving

Calories 93

Calories from Fat 18

% Daily Value*

Fat 2g


Saturated Fat 1g


Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 1g

Sodium 59mg


Potassium 339mg


Carbohydrates 18g


Fiber 3g


Sugar 4g


Protein 2g


Vitamin A 13982IU


Vitamin C 4mg


Calcium 32mg


Iron 1mg


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet .

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