Pick ‘n’ Mix Poached Chicken Puree

  • Yield : 1 1/2 cups
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 20m

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Nutrition Note: Babies have a natural preference for sweetness over savoury. So if you find your baby or toddler is fussy with savoury foods try combining vegetables and/or meats with their favourite fruits, and then slowly reduce the amount of fruit and sweetness in their main meals over time.

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  • 1/2 chicken breast (approx 150g)
  • 1/2 cup pick 'n' mix green vegetables
  • e.g. zucchini, broccoli, baby spinach, kale, asparagus
  • 1/2 cup pick 'n' mix orange or red vegetables
  • e.g. carrot, pumpkin, sweet potato, red capsicum
  • 1/2 cup pick 'n' mix fruit (e.g. 1 apple, peeled and diced)
  • e.g. apple, pear, apricot, peach
  • 1/3 cup water


Step 1

Bring 2 cups of water to the boil in a small saucepan. Add the chicken, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 3-5 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. -

Step 2

Place the pick 'n' mix fruit and vegetable options in a steamer basket over boiling water and steam for 5-10 minutes or until soft. -

Step 3

Combine the fruit and vegetables with the chicken and water and puree until you have your desired consistency, adding more water if necessary. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Katherine on April 8, 2015

    The pick n mix recipes are great. Super easy and tasty. Poaching chicken is my favourite way to cook chicken – too easy!

  2. posted by Cassi on June 1, 2015

    Do you have to drain off the 2 cups of water used to poach the chicken before adding the 1/3 cup of water listed in the ingredients? Wondering if I could use chicken mince instead of breast?

  3. posted by Clare on February 4, 2016

    Is this recipe suitable for freezing ?

  4. posted by Nikki on April 28, 2016

    Even aftet pureeing the texture was still very grainy (despite adding water). I had the same issue with the baby bolognaise. Is there something I can do to get a smooth puree? Should the chicken be cut before poaching?


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