Chicken, Mushroom, Veggie and Rice (or Quinoa)

  • Servings : 12 toddler
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m

When I was studying, I spent a decent chunk of time nannying other peoples children. Of all the differences between the families, one thing always stood out for me – food, and the way it could change behaviour. I promised myself then and there that I would dedicate a lot of time to the way I fed my own children.

This meal is packed full of nutrients, and you should feel pretty wonderful watching your child eat it.

Note: store bought stock generally contains added salt and gluten – in general homemade is best or check for gluten free specified, if required for allergy purposes.

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  • 1½ cups cooked brown rice (or quinoa)
  • 500g chicken thigh or breast, diced
  • 1 small tin creamed corn
  • 1 small tin salt reduced corn kernels (or use fresh)
  • ½ brown onion, finely sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 cup sweet potato, peeled, chopped
  • ½ cup broccoli florets
  • ½ cup button mushrooms, chopped
  • 1½ cup salt reduced vegetable stock or water
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • *Note: store bought stock often contains gluten


Step 1

Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Sauté the onions until clear. Add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the chicken and toss to seal. -

Step 2

Add the sweet potato and mushrooms, stir to combine. Pour in the stock, cover and leave to simmer for 5 minutes. Add the broccoli, corn and peas, cook for a further 10 minutes - or until the vegies are tender.

Step 3

Blend mixture until you have desired consistency. Sprinkle over the chia seeds. Stir through the cooked rice or quinoa.

Serve fresh and freeze remaining in small portions. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Justine Slapp on October 3, 2012

    Another hit with my 9.5 month old – thanks

    • posted by Allie on October 10, 2012

      Such a healthy recipe too 🙂 you have a great little eater there, Ax

  2. posted by Pandora on June 2, 2014


    Just wondering if this can be frozen?

    • posted by Jess on June 2, 2014

      Hi Pandora,
      Yes, this can easily be frozen. I hope your bub enjoys it 🙂 Jx

  3. posted by Nicky UK on July 5, 2016

    Your recipes are brilliant and my son has been really enjoying his new grub! I wondered if you could help with a question about your measuring system. We use grams and mls here in the UK. I have a measuring jug which has cups on it so I’ve been using that but do you work in American cups or British cups? I’m amazed there’s a difference but there seems to be! Thanks very much, Nicky


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