Chicken and Corn with Cilantro Puree

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 Corn and Cilantro

Chicken and Corn with Cilantro  

Makes about 1 cup

Good for ages 9-12 months

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Place all the ingredients, except the rice and corn, in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the corn and continue to cook for 3 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  4. Place all the ingredients in the Baby Bullet and pulse, adding 1 tablespoon of broth at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

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About Catherine McCord

A native of Louisville, KY, Catherine modeled around the world in her teens, spending every spare second learning about and experiencing local cuisines. Craving more, she saved up her money and enrolled at The Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan. When her beautiful baby boy Kenya was born, she spent hours on the internet researching feeding tips and fresh, healthy recipe ideas, but came up short. She found herself having conversations with friends who struggled with the same issues and quickly became their go-to girl for baby and child-friendly recipes. Now, Catherine shares her extensive research and experimentation in her own family kitchen on Weelicious.com and with her growing international audience on Facebook and Twitter. With a new recipe or tip debuting daily and how-to cooking videos posted every Friday, Weelicious is a wealth of information for parents, and a visual delight for foodies of any age.

Comments

  1. Monaliza says:

    How long will it be good for if I were to portion the recipe into ice cube trays?