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8 baby chicken recipes for tots aged 6-12 months

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Chicken is a great way of getting protein into your baby's diet and introducing them to the textures of meat. It's also very tasty and versitile to cook with and can be used in a huge variety of fun and delicious recipes for your little one that they will love. 

We've put together some of our favourite chicken recipes, perfect for babies aged 6-12 months who are just being introduced to solid foods. 

Chicken and Apple Balls Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Chicken and Apple Balls Recipe by Annabel KarmelThis recipe makes 20 balls in just 25 minutes and is suitable for babies aged 9 months+. Full of chicken breast and thighs, apples, herbs and more, this recipe is great for using up any leftovers after a chicken dinner and also, make a tasty snack for bigger children too!

Chicken, Butternut Squash and Sage Purée Recipe by Annabel Karmel

Chicken, Butternut Squash and Sage Purée Recipe by Annabel KarmelA brilliant (and delicious) way of making sure your baby gets a good portion of veg and protien in their dinner, this recipe makes enough for 4 servings, so is great for batch cooking. It can be given to babies from 6 months. 

Chicken with Apricots and Chickpeas by Annabel Karmel

Chicken with Apricots and Chickpeas by Annabel Karmel This is a great introduction of stronger, curry flavours for your tot, using red pepper, carrot, ginger, apricots, tomatoes, garam masala, chickpeas and chicken to make a very healthy and full of flavour dinner. Suitable from 6 months, the mixture can be blended down to your desired consistancy, depending on how much texture your little one likes. 

Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry Recipe

Chicken & Sweet Potato Curry RecipeSweet potatoes are a winner with most babies (and grown-ups!) and your baby is bound to enjoy their natural sweetness in this Indian curry. We love the idea of making this for your baby if you feel like treating yourself to an Indian takeaway one night. 

Chicken, parsnip, apple and kale recipe by Annabel Karmel

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Suitable from 6 months, this is a great one for introducing your baby to textures. As they first start solid foods, it can be pureed, but as they get more confident, you can just start to mash rather than puree to get them used to the different feels of fruit and veg. 

Chicken, Pear, Parsnip & Carrot Puree by Annabel Karmel

Chicken, Pear, Parsnip & Carrot Puree by Annabel KarmelA lovely winter warmer for those colder days, this is full of healthy ingredients and is a yummy lunch for babies 6 months+ and older kids. This recipe serves 5 so is a great one for making then popping in the fridge or freezer for when you need to do a food shop. 

Krispie chicken nuggets by Annabel Karmel

Chicken nuggets by Annabel KarmelWho doesn't love a good chicken nugget? Crispy on the outside and warm and tender when you cut into them, these nuggets are great for baby-led weaning and can be given to your baby from 6 months+ with ketchup on the side for dipping. 

My First Chicken Curry with Annabel Karmel

first-chicken-curryLittle ones will love this tasty chicken curry. Made using very mild Korma powder, it can be given to babies from 7 months. This recipe also freezes well so any leftovers can be eaten another day. 


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Lorna is the digital executive and regular contributor for Mother&Baby. After running the Yours magazine website which specialises in content about caring for kids and grandchildren, she has now brought her expertise to the UK's #1 leading pregnancy and parenting magazine. Lorna specialises on a range of topics from potty training and nutrition, to everything and anything that will keep your tot occupied!

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