I always recommend that you keep a little garden of herbs growing (if your weather permits) so you can trim a few pieces off at times to jazz up a recipe, even if it’s just for baby. Or maybe I should say, especially if it’s for your baby! I feel like we don’t give kids enough credit when it comes to flavors they’ll enjoy.
In this recipe, I used cilantro leaves and stems. When steamed, cilantro loses some of its potency, which is nice in order to mellow it out for baby’s new palate. The chicken’s flavor, mixed with the sweetness of the corn and spiciness of the cilantro made this a winner with my kids.
Chicken and Corn with Cilantro
Makes about 1 cup
Good for ages 9-12 months
- 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 cup chicken broth or water
- 2 tablespoons sliced onions
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 tablespoons cilantro, stem and leaves
- 1/4 cup corn, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- Place all the ingredients, except the rice and corn, in a saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the corn and continue to cook for 3 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
- Place all the ingredients in the Baby Bullet and pulse, adding 1 tablespoon of broth at a time, until desired consistency is reached.