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Basic Chicken Dinner

Basic Chicken Dinner

Cooked chicken breasts can be difficult to puree to a consistency that baby will like. We've found that using ground chicken is a much easier option. You can substitute ground turkey for the ground chicken, if you'd like.


This recipe goes with Chicken and Rice with Apples, Chicken, Spinach, and Rice

Oxmoor House AUGUST 2010

  • Yield: 2 cups or 4 (1/2-cup) servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)


  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rubbed sage
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • Water, breast milk, or formula


1. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken; cook 8 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in sage.

2. Place chicken mixture and rice in a food processor; process until desired consistency, adding water, breast milk, or formula, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed.

Chicken and Rice with Apples variation: Stir 3 servings of Apple Puree or 1 cup peeled, steamed apple slices into processed chicken and rice mixture. Add water, breast milk or formula, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed, until desired consistency. Yield: 2 1/2 cups or 5 (1/2-cup) servings.

Chicken, Spinach, and Rice variation: Place 3 cups bagged baby spinach leaves in a vegetable steamer. Steam, covered, 3 minutes or until spinach wilts. Add steamed spinach to processed chicken and rice mixture; process until desired consistency, adding cooking liquid, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed. Yield: 2 cups or 4 (1/2-cup) servings.


Freezes well


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