Baby Food Edition
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: approximately 8 ounces
This weekend marked my first attempt at pureed meats and it was a huge success! I am amazed how different a chicken breast can look with just a few simple steps.
Lately, I've been getting surprising reactions from people who discover that I make my own baby food. I think people just don't realize how easy it is!
|Heat about an inch of water in a saute pan|
|Remove any fat from the chicken breast|
|Cut chicken into 1" cubes|
|Place chicken cubes into pan of simmering water - cook for approximately 3 minutes|
|Flip chicken pieces over to cook evenly - approximately 3 more minutes - until cooked through|
|Place chicken pieces in food processor and let cool. I cover the container and place in the refrigerator for a couple of hours|
|Once the chicken has cooled, pulse in the food processor until crumbly in texture|
|Here's another view of the chicken|
|Next, add milk or water to reach desired consistency. I use quite a bit of breast milk because my girls are still getting use to the idea of solid foods and prefer smoother textures|
|Distribute into containers. I use OXO Tot baby blocks|
|..and serve! Lily approves :)|
Edit: I love that my husband just called me at work asking how to make this pureed chicken because we ran out of the current stash. I just sent him this link! We're a good baby-food making team :)
Equipment: Get the same Cuisinart Food Processor and baby spoons I use!