Chicken and sweetcorn puree

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A quick, easy recipe for baby sweetcorn chicken puree, low in salt and sugar and packed with protein. Your baby will love it, and with a few simple additions your entire family can enjoy it too.

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Difficulty rating: Easy 

Age recommendation: 6 months onwards

Ingredients

Makes 10 serves

  • 500g skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 250g frozen sweetcorn
  • 1 litre of water

Method

  1. Trim all fat from chicken thighs using kitchen scissors.
  2. In a pan pour in water. Add corn and thighs.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 45 minutes.
  4. Puree and serve. (Pureeing will take a little while to make the corn smooth).

Tips

  • Chicken thighs have little pockets of fat in between the folds of the meat, separate the folds to trim as much fat as possible.
  • If you have homemade chicken stock, use that in place of the water for a tastier meal.
  • If serving as soup to adults:
    • Use stock instead of water.
    • At the beginning of cooking add an extra 500mL stock, 1 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce.
    • After it has finished cooking add 1 tsp sesame oil and 3 sliced spring onions to serve.
  • If your baby is 6 months old and just starting solids, try feeding them either chicken or sweet corn first, then feeding them this recipe, which combines the two foods. Babies need time to get used to the taste of different foods when they first make the transition from breastmilk and it’s easier for them to do this if they eat one food at a time to begin with.
  • Babies 8 months and older will also love this recipe. However, older babies need chunkier food to help them develop their chewing muscles and prepare for eating food with different textures. Don’t puree the food for older babies- chop it in a blender and leave some small lumps.

Nutritional content

Nutritional analysis per 125 gram serve:

Energy 345.5 kJ / 82.58 cal
Protein 9.90 g
Total fat 2.73 g
Saturated fat 0.78 g
Carbohydrates 4.20 g
Total sugars 0.75 g
Fibre 0.63 g
Sodium 32.25 mg
Cholesterol 39.50 mg
Potassium 184.0 mg
Calcium 5.25 mg
Iron 0.45 mg
Zinc 0.84 mg

 

References

  1. AusNut. Nutrient Database. 2007. (cited 27 April 2012). Available from: URL Link
  2. Food Standards Australia New Zealand. Nutrition Panel Calculator Database 2011. 2011. (cited 30 April 2012.) Available from: URL Link
  3. Queensland Health. Introduction to Solids. 2008. (cited 1 October 2012). Available from: URL Link
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Date Created: June 14, 2012 Date Modified: February 5, 2016