One pot chicken soup for babies

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Hearty chicken soup for babies. Make this simple and nutritious soup recipe for baby when weaning and the whole family can enjoy it too

Few dishes are heartier than a chicken and veggie soup. And it’s a meal that weaning babies can enjoy alongside the rest of the family.
 
When you start introducing baby to those first foods you probably start by feeding them each food on its own. Pretty soon though, you want to make them little meals with the foods that they enjoy.
 
This chicken soup for babies is made with simple ingredients that baby will probably have tried already. It has a light, lean protein chicken, along with a low sodium chicken stock and mild vegetables like broccoli, sweet potato and carrot.
 
Depending on baby’s age (and how you are choosing to wean them), you can either blend it into a smooth soup or serve it as is with soft chunks that baby can mash with their gums.

Summary

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Ages: Babies 6m+ to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 3 small bowls

Hearty chicken soup for babies. Make this simple and nutritious soup recipe for baby when weaning and the whole family can enjoy it too

How to prepare chicken soup for babies

When you’re cooking chicken soup for babies, you want to keep everything very simple. First sauté the vegetables in a little oil. Then add the chicken pieces. Cover with a low sodium chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes until everything is soft and cooked through.

This dish works nicely as a smooth puree, or as a chunky soup with soft pieces that baby can chew.

As babies shouldn’t have salt added to their food, we always recommend a low sodium chicken stock. You can find our own homemade chicken stock recipe here. This can be made in advance and frozen in batches to grab and use when you need it.

One pot chicken soup for babies

Ingredients

  • ½ carrot, peeled and chopped
  • ½ sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 leek, white part diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup broccoli florets
  • 1 chicken fillet (about 125 grams), cut into small cubes
  • 650 ml low sodium chicken stock or water
  • 8 coriander sprigs – leaves only (to garnish)

 

Instructions

  1. Peel and dice your carrot and sweet potato. Cut your broccoli into small florets and finely chop the white part of your leek.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium sized saucepan on a low heat.
  3. Add in your chopped leek, carrot and sweet potato pieces. Let them sweat for 5 minutes.
  4. Then add in your broccoli florets, chicken pieces, and your low sodium chicken stock or water.
  5. Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. If necessary top up with water to keep the right consistency.
  6. You can either serve it as is, with small soft chunks. Or you can blend it into a smooth and creamy soup, using a handheld blender or a mixer. The chicken pieces may need to be shredded a little for young babies.
  7. Sprinkle with coriander and serve while warm.

Chicken soup for babies – our step by step guide:

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Hearty chicken soup for babies. Make this simple and nutritious soup recipe for baby when weaning and the whole family can enjoy it too
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Prepare the carrot and sweet potato

Peel and finely chop the carrot and sweet potato

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Hearty chicken soup for babies. Make this simple and nutritious soup recipe for baby when weaning and the whole family can enjoy it too
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Prepare the leek and broccoli

Dice the white part of the leek. Chop the broccoli into little florets.

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Hearty chicken soup for babies. Make this simple and nutritious soup recipe for baby when weaning and the whole family can enjoy it too
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Sauté the vegetables

Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a medium sized saucepan.

Heat on a low heat and add in the chopped leek, carrot and sweet potato.

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Hearty chicken soup for babies. Make this simple and nutritious soup recipe for baby when weaning and the whole family can enjoy it too
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Add the broccoli, chicken pieces and chicken stock

Add in the remaining ingredients, the small chicken pieces, broccoli and low sodium chicken stock.

Bring to the boil and simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes. If you need to, top up with water.

When it’s ready, everything should be cooked through and soft.

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Hearty chicken soup for babies. Make this simple and nutritious soup recipe for baby when weaning and the whole family can enjoy it too
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Blend until smooth (optional)

Blend your soup with a handheld blender or by transferring it to a mixer.

Make sure it has the right amount of liquid to reach the desired consistency.

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Hearty chicken soup for babies. Make this simple and nutritious soup recipe for baby when weaning and the whole family can enjoy it too
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OR serve as is with soft chunks

If your baby can mash soft foods in their mouth you can serve the soup as is. Make sure all the vegetable pieces are soft and squishy so that they can chew them.

You may also want to shred the chicken pieces before giving them to young babies.

Enjoy this chicken soup for babies right along with them

Hearty chicken soup for babies. Make this simple and nutritious soup recipe for baby when weaning and the whole family can enjoy it too

 

Hearty chicken soup for babies. Make this simple and nutritious soup recipe for baby when weaning and the whole family can enjoy it too

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One pot chicken soup for babies

This chicken soup for babies is made with simple ingredients that baby will probably have tried already. It has a light, lean protein chicken, along with a low sodium chicken stock and mild vegetables like broccoli, sweet potato and carrot. It's a meal that the whole family can enjoy too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword chicken soup for babies, weaning recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 small bowls
Author Mas & Pas

Ingredients

  • ½ carrot peeled and chopped
  • ½ sweet potato peeled and chopped
  • 1 leek diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup broccoli florets
  • 1 chicken fillet (about 125 grams), cut into small cubes
  • 650 mls low sodium chicken stock or water
  • 8 coriander sprigs

Instructions

  • Peel and dice your carrot and sweet potato. Cut your broccoli into small florets and finely chop the white part of your leek.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium sized saucepan on a low heat.
  • Add in your chopped leek, carrot and sweet potato pieces. Let them sweat for 5 minutes.
  • Then add in your broccoli florets, chicken pieces, and your low sodium chicken stock or water.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes. If necessary top up with water to keep the right consistency.
  • You can either serve it as is, with small soft chunks. Or you can blend it into a smooth and creamy soup, using a handheld blender or a mixer. The chicken pieces may need to be shredded a little for young babies.
  • Sprinkle with coriander and serve while warm.