Chicken with Summer Vegtables

I recently made this for Amelia,and she loved it. I think it was her first time having courgette, it’s so well hidden she would not have noticed it. I did not have any peas in the house or apple juice,so I chopped up an apple and popped this in with the vegtables.The sweet potato, apple juice and peas add a natural sweetness that babies like. The garlic and basil adds flavour which is important since you can’t add salt before 1 year of age.

This has been taken from my first Annabel Karmel Book “Weaning

           Chicken with Summer Vegetables


Prep 6 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Best for
Baby 9 months +
Makes 5 portions
Suitable for freezing


•1 small onion, chopped
•½ small sweet red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
•1 clove garlic, crushed
•1 ½ tbsp olive oil
•1 chicken breast (approx 125g), cut into pieces
•2 tbsp apple juice
•175 ml chicken stock
•1 medium courgette, chopped (100g)
•200g sweet potato, peeled and chopped
•50g frozen peas
•1 tbsp fresh basil, torn



1.Sauté the onion and sweet pepper in the olive oil until softened.
2.Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
3.Stir in the chicken and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
4.Pour over the apple juice and stock and stir in the courgette and sweet potato.
5.Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for about 8 minutes.
7.Stir in the peas and continue to cook for 3 minutes.
8.Stir in the basil.
9.Chop or puree to the desired consistency.

I puréed part of this as it’s quite lumpy and I know Amelia would not eat all of it like this.


Happy cooking! T & A xxxx

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