Baby’s first apricot chicken and rice recipe

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What’s not to love about tasty chicken paired with plump sultanas, juicy apricots and fluffy rice? For babies who have moved beyond all things smooth, give this tasty recipe a try!

Of course, for babies who are still dabbling in the puree category, give it a quick blitz with a stick blender so they too can join in on the taste sensation.



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  • Prep time : 5 mins
  • Cooking time : 25 mins

Baby's first apricot chicken and rice ingredients

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ¼ small onion, diced
  • 2 dried apricots, diced
  • 1 tbs chicken breast or thigh, cooked or raw
  • 1 small plum tomato, seeded and diced
  • 2 tsp sultanas
  • ¼ tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • pinch of ground coriander
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp finely chopped or minced garlic
  • 90ml water
  • 1 tbs basmati rice


This recipe is for 1 – 2 serves (depending on bub’s age), but it’s brilliant frozen and reheated for another day, so feel free to up the quantities and make a batch!

  • Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and fry for around two minutes or until soft.
  • Mix in the apricot, chicken, tomato and sultanas.
  • Add the herbs, spices, garlic and water. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Meanwhile in a separate pan, cook the rice according to packet instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Stir in half the cooked rice to the chicken mix. Reserve the other half.
  • Mash the chicken mixture, then add the reserved rice and mix well. Add extra water if a thinner consistency is preferred.

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