Chicken, Pear & Broccoli

  • Yield : 1 1/2 cups
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 15m

Chicken, Pear & Broccoli

I know a few Mum’s who say their children love their breakfast and enjoy eating fruit but when it comes to vegetables and savoury foods – not so much.  Babies have a natural preference for sweetness over savoury.  Introducing vegetables first when you begin solids can be a good way to get your bubs to enjoy their vegetables.  Another way is combining vegetables and/or meats with their favourite fruits and then slowly reducing the amount of fruit and sweetness in their main meals.  Apple and pears are often good fruits to combine with meat and vegetables.

Nutrition Note:  Including fruit as part of the main meal helps to maximise iron absorption due to its vitamin C content.

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  • 100 g chicken, chopped
  • 1 pear, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 3/4 cup water


Step 1

Place the chicken, pear and broccoli in a steamer basket over a pot of boiling water. -

Step 2

Steam for 5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the pear and broccoli are tender -

Step 3

Combine and puree with 3/4 cup of water until you have desired consistency. Mince or finely chop if you want a coarser consistency. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Natasha Marcus-Taylor on August 19, 2013


    • posted by Jess on August 20, 2013

      That’s great news Natasha! As he eats and enjoys it you can slowly reduce the amount of fruit/sweetness and slowly introduce new colours and flavours. I’m glad we could help. Jx

  2. posted by Michelle on November 26, 2013

    Can this be frozen ? Can’t wait to try it!!!

    • posted by Jess on November 26, 2013

      Yes of course Michelle :) Enjoy, Jx


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