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Gray baby bowl full of chicken puree for baby food.

Get the recipe: Basic Chicken Baby Food

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This homemade Basic Chicken Baby Food is a great puree to add to any of your baby’s favorite fruit or veggie purees. Great for extra protein and flavor!


  • 1 8-ounce boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs, cubed
  • 2 cups chicken or veggie stock, low-sodium or sodium-free
  • 1 tsp dried parsley (optional)


  • Boil: In a medium saucepan, bring the cubed chicken, broth and parsley to a boil over medium heat.
    Saucepan full of broth, chicken and parsley.
  • Simmer: Turn the heat down to low and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until chicken is just cooked through. Let cool slightly.
    Saucepan full of broth, cooked hicken and parsley.
  • Transfer: Using a slotted spoon, transfer the chicken to a blender or food processor, leaving the broth in the saucepan. Reserve the broth
    Blender full of cooked chicken for baby food puree.
  • Puree: starting on low and working your way up to high-speed, puree the chicken until you reach your desired consistency, adding in broth in 1/4 cup increments if needed. I had to add in just 1/4 cup of broth to get the consistency seen in this photo.
    Blender full of pureed chicken for baby.
  • Eat: serve to baby plain or added into another puree. 
    Gray baby bowl full of chicken puree for baby food.
  • Freeze: store a small portion in the fridge and freeze the rest for another meal. 


Extra Healthy Fat : For some extra healthy fat, this puree is also wonderful with a teaspoon of grass-fed butter (salt free) added to the blender right before pureeing.
Age: 4 months and up
Yield: roughly 12 ounces 
Storage: Fridge – store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Freezer – can be frozen for up to 2 months (this and this are my favorite freezer storage containers).
Favorite Kitchen Tools: Get a list of my favorite kitchen tools to make the best baby food here!

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