So Bradley hated chicken. I can't really blame him since the texture of pureed chicken breasts sort of resembles chalk. Sounds good, huh? We even mixed it with some pureed butternut squash to try to mask the flavor/texture, but he's one smart cookie and wasn't having it. At least we know he's not allergic and hopefully he'll enjoy it down the road when we prepare it a different way!
Note: The same method can be used for both chicken and turkey.
- 2 organic boneless, skinless chicken OR turkey breasts
- Purified water
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cut each chicken or turkey breast in half. Add to the boiling water and cook for 20 minutes, or until cooked all the way through.
Drain the chicken or turkey and allow to cool slightly. Cut into small chunks. Add to a food processor and grind until it becomes somewhat powdery. Add water, a little at a time, until it reaches your desired consistency.
Allow to cool then serve to your baby with a spoon. I recommend adding a vegetable or fruit puree to the chicken or turkey, since it tastes somewhat chalky plain.
If saving for a later date, pour it into storage cups to freeze or refrigerate. You can refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze for 30 days. Make sure you label your poultry! Once you are ready to serve, heat the refrigerated or frozen poultry up in the microwave and allow to cool to just warmer than room temperature. Add breast milk or formula to thin it out, if desired.
*Consult your pediatrician before feeding your baby solid foods and to see what amount/type of food you should give your child.
Source: SK Original