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Baby food: Simmering Sweet Apples & Chicken


  • 1 chicken breast or 1 turkey breast filet - uncooked and diced
  • 1 or 2 medium sized apples (try Macintosh), peeled, cord and diced
  • 1/2 cup peeled and diced sweet potato
  • 2 cup water or homemade chicken or vegetable stock


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sized pot, bring to a slow boil and then turn the heat down to a simmer. Simmer until the meat pieces are cooked; approximately 20 minutes. Keep an eye on the liquid level when simmering, add more if needed.
  2. When meat is fully cooked and the apples are mushy, remove from heat and allow to cool. Puree, mash or chop for your baby.
  3. Variation:
  4. Add 1/4 cup uncooked brown rice before cooking OR
  5. Add 1/4 uncooked cous cous or quinoa before cooking
  • Original Recipe by razpbery
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  • 1 Note
    Melanie Shave
    razpbery almost 8 years ago

    The easiest way to prepare chicken and turkey for baby is to boil pieces in a scant amount of water with added veggies. I recommend cooking any food by baking it. Baking helps retain the most nutrients with steaming being another method to retain nutrients. Using a crock pot to cook and stew meats is another great way to cook turkey or chicken. Keep in mind that nutrients will leach into the liquid that you add to the crock pot so try to make use of the liquid by adding it back into baby's food whenever possible. If your baby is not used to the taste of chicken or turkey, using the juice/liquid from the crock pot may make the flavor too strong. Strain the liquid if need be and use water to make a turkey or chicken puree instead.