Chicken Baby Food Recipes

Suitable for babies from 7 months of age, these chicken baby food recipes call for fresh, healthy ingredients – meaning your baby gets the very best nutrition.

Just getting started with meat and poultry?

Learn more about How and When to Introduce Meat to Baby and read our tips for Introducing Chicken.

NOTE: Always apply the four day rule as you introduce each new food to your baby. Are you unsure as to whether the time is right to include these recipes in your baby’s diet? Read through the 6-9 month baby page, where you will find some useful advice on when to introduce each type of food at this stage.

Chicken Baby Food Recipes

Chicken Baby Food Recipes


Chicken And Peach Dinner

This recipe combines chicken with fruit – a combination that works surprisingly well … and particularly appeals to babies!

4 oz (1/2 cup) cooked, boneless chicken, chopped

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked rice (you can use white or brown, but brown is more nutritious)

1 ripe peach

1 tbsp formula/breastmilk

  1. Remove the skin and stone from the peach, then quarter.
  2. Place the peach, chicken, rice and milk into a food processor.
  3. Chop roughly – (this recipe is suitable for babies capable of chewing soft lumps).

Warming Chicken Stew

8 oz (1 cup) boneless, cooked chicken, chopped

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked vegetables (choose the vegetables your baby prefers)

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked rice (white or brown)

2 fl oz (1/4 cup) homemade chicken stock

2 fl oz (1/4 cup) breastmilk/formula

pinch of thyme

  1. Simply blend all ingredients together, pureeing if necessary, for a wholesome, tasty stew.

Vegetable Cous Cous With Chicken Stock

8 oz (1 cup) pumpkin, diced, with skin and seeds removed

5 oz (2/3 cup) sweet potato, peeled and diced

5 oz (2/3 cup) carrots, peeled and sliced

2 oz (1/4 cup) fresh, shelled peas

4 oz (1/2 cup) courgette/zucchini, chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

4 fl oz (1/2 cup) homemade chicken stock

4 fl oz (1/2 cup) water

2 tbsp cous cous

1 tbsp chopped, fresh parsley

  1. Place all the vegetables into a saucepan.
  2. Pour in the stock and water, cover and cook until vegetables are tender.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the cous cous, stirring well.
  4. Cover again and set the pan aside for a few minutes. This allows the cous cous to swell.
  5. Finally, add the parsley and mash well.

Chicken in a Creamy Bread Sauce

This unusual recipe is very easy to prepare and its creamy texture is great for tots!

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast

8 fl oz (1 cup) homemade (or no-salt) chicken broth/stock

1 slice whole wheat bread

2 fl oz (1/4 cup) milk

pinch dried thyme (optional)

  1. In a small saucepan, simmer the chicken breast and thyme (if using) in the broth until cooked throughout.
  2. Remove the chicken (reserving the broth) and allow to cool a little.
  3. Soak the bread in the milk until softened, then add 4 fl oz (1/2 cup) of the reserved broth.
  4. Place in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  5. Shred the chicken, then combine with the sauce.

Serve over well chopped pasta, or with brown rice and your baby’s favourite steamed veggie!

This dish is also yummy served chilled as a special chicken salad for baby!


Tropical Chicken Salad

If your baby hasn’t had pineapple before, you might like to wait until later in his first year to give this recipe a try. Some parents find that pineapple causes diaper rash (although that’s more often the case with fresh pineapple than canned).

Read more about introducing pineapple to your baby here

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked boneless chicken, chopped

2 tbsp cottage cheese

1 oz (1/8 cup) pineapple (you could use fresh or tinned, but try to look for fruit tinned in its’ own juice, rather than in syrup)

1 oz (1/8 cup) ripe avocado

1 slice cucumber

  1. Combine all ingredients and puree or mash well (check for any hard little pieces of pineapple if mashing).

Cheesy Creamed Chicken

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked, boneless chicken, shredded

1/4 baked potato, diced

1 tbsp Gruyere (or Swiss) cheese

2 tsp unsalted butter

1 tsp flour

2 fl oz (1/4 cup) breastmilk/formula

1/2 tsp chopped, fresh chives

  1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over a low heat.
  2. Stir in the flour and cook briefly.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the milk, stirring until smooth.
  4. Return to a low heat and stir continuously, until the sauce thickens.
  5. Add the cheese, stirring well.
  6. Finally, add the potato and chicken and stir until warmed through.
  7. Top with the chives.

Hearty Chicken Mash

2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked, boneless chicken, diced

1 sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 carrot, peeled and diced

1 oz (1/4 cup) grated cheddar

1/2 tsp chopped chives

  1. Boil or steam the potato and carrot until tender.
  2. Drain, add the cheese and mix until cheese has melted.
  3. Add the chicken, then mash or puree as necessary.
  4. Top with the chives.

Chicken Dinner With Grapes

1 chicken breast, skinless and boneless

6 fl oz (3/4 cup) homemade chicken stock

around 10-15 white grapes, seedless and peeled

1 courgette (zucchini), sliced

1 small white potato, peeled and cut into slices

  1. Chop the chicken breast, combine with the other ingredients and place in a small saucepan over a high heat.
  2. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat. Cook for around 30 mins until the potato is tender and the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Puree in a blender, adding a little stock if necessary.

One Pot Chicken Dinner

1 chopped boneless, skinless chicken breast

1 apple

1 medium sweet potato

16 fl oz (2 cups) homemade chicken stock

tiny pinch of cinnamon

  1. Peel, core and dice the apple. Peel and dice the sweet potato.
  2. Pour the stock into a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Add the chopped chicken and allow to simmer for 10 mins.
  3. Add the sweet potato and apple cubes and simmer for another 15 mins, until the sweet potato is fork tender.
  4. Puree or chop, then sprinkle with cinnamon and serve.

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