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Chicken, apricot and sweet potato puree

Posted by Karen Faulkner on
Chicken, apricot and sweet potato puree
This Chicken, apricot and sweet potato puree is adapted from Annabel Karmel's website and I've been using this recipe with bubs for years. and

It is a great way to start baby on meat and because it's a mild and sweet tasting dish, breast fed bubs love it (and formula fed babies agree).

It's even seduced the fussiest of babies.

It's got chicken and apricots for iron and sweet potato to help sleep and satiate, with it's low glycaemic index.

And best of all it's EASY and it freezes well and can be eaten by all the family.

And it has tryptophan to help baby sleep better.

Suitable for 4 months plus

So here it is

Chicken with sweet potato and apricot

OK you will need:

500g Chicken thigh fillet (skin off)

Olive oil to pan fry

1 litre Chicken stock

1 Onion (diced)

16 Dried apricots

2 Sweet potato's diced

Optional extras are Moroccan seasoning (no chilli) - including ground cumin, coriander, turmeric and cinnamon - to taste

This makes enough for bub and the parents or 10 portions of food for bub for the freezer.

Cooking plus preparation time approx 20 minutes.


Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onion for a few minutes or until softened but not coloured.

Optional extra for older bubs and the adults (Add a teaspoon of Moroccan seasoning or to taste.)

Add the chunks of chicken thigh and pan fry (saute) for a few minutes.

Add the sweet potato and sauté for a few minutes.

Add the chopped apricots and pour over the chicken stock so it just covers the chicken and potato.

Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until tender.

Puree till smooth with a blender.

And serve - Ta Dah!

I was going to photograph it and my 'significant other' as he likes to be called has 'stolen' it for his lunch. Now THAT is how good this recipe is

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