Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and ApplesPin

Is it a yam or a sweet potato? How did we start confusing the two? The yam is probably what you’re looking for if you want that sweet tuber that reminds you of sweet potato pie. But if you’re looking for a similar tasting but incredibly healthy alternative for your baby, sweet potatoes are one of the most complete foods. They’re a super source of beta-carotene, and also a good source of magnesium, potassium, Vitamin C and E. When you’re picking them, look at the skin of the potato and choose ones that are deep orange in color. The darker the color the more antioxidants they contain. Antioxidants help your baby’s immune system to combat disease.
Culinarily this recipe seems like an unusual mix of flavors. You’ll be shocked at how the tang of the tomato, the sweetness of the sweet potato and apple and the light herbal tone of the basil create a heavenly dish — in my opinion, one your baby will love.

We used these to make this recipe: Cuisinart DLC-2 Mini Prep Plus Food Processor

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Chicken with Sweet Potato & Apple

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 chicken breast, boneless and skinless
  • 1/2 sweet potato, peeled
  • 1/2 cup peeled and chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup peeled and chopped tomatoes, canned or fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh basil

Instructions 

  • Place chicken in a steamer basket over boiling water for 3 minutes.
  • Add sweet potato and apple to the pot and continue steaming for
  • another 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are
  • tender.
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree. Add water
  • from the steamer to make smooth.
  • Cool and serve.
  • To Freeze: Place in Baby Cubes and freeze for up to 3 months.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. can I cook the chicken in water and steam veggies separately for this recipe? I miss your baby puree recipes:( I have an 8 month old and need new ideas:) I’m glad I can always come to your site for some:)

  2. Do you have to use a steamer basket? Can I just cook the chicken in the oven and steam the veggies seperate then blend?

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