Chicken, Apple and Sweet Potato Mash Recipe for Babies


chicken, apple and sweet potato mashWhat do you do once you come back home from work ? I wash my hands and change Anshika’s diaper . Next thing I do is switch on my TV and tune to any Bollywood gupshup or food channels. Then its my cooking time for Anshika’s dinner .

One fine day back home, I found sweet potatoes , apples in the fruit basket and chicken pieces in the freezer . I had read about Annabel Karmel’s way of cooking with this combo . Annabel Karmel is the leading expert and best selling author on baby food and nutrition. She had used sauces and olive oil in it . I thought why can’t I make another version of her recipe then ? So this new dish came into the 1-year-old food chart of Anshika . It’s Chicken , Apple and Sweet Potato Mash !! This is suitable for all 8 m+ babies , toddlers and kids.

Chicken is rich in lean protein, apples in vitamins and sweet potatoes in beta carotene . So in total a wholesome dinner for my daughter . Let’s see how to prepare chicken apple and sweet potato recipe.

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  1. Wash and clean chicken , sweet potato and apple
  2. Peel apple and sweet potato
  3. Heat butter in a pressure cooker and add onion
  4. Sauté onion till it turns soft and pink
  5. Add chicken , sweet potato and apple
  6. Add chicken stock or water
  7. Pressure cook until cooked
  8. Mash or blend it to the desired consistency
Chicken, Apple and Sweet Potato Mash
  • Chicken - 1 or 2 pieces
  • Sweet Potato - 1/ 2 a piece
  • Apple - half of an apple
  • Onion - 1 small
  • Water or chicken stock - ½ cup
  • Butter - 1 tsp.
  1. Clean the chicken pieces, sweet potato and apple.
  2. Peel the apple and sweet potato and keep it aside
  3. Finely chop the onion
  4. In a pressure cooker , heat butter and sauté onion until it becomes soft
  5. Add chicken , followed by sweet potatoes and apple
  6. Saute for 2 minutes and add the stock / water
  7. Pressure cook till the ingredients are cooked
  8. Mash the contents with a fork / blend it to a puree
I used a chicken leg in this recipe . So post pressure cooking , it has to be deboned before pureeing or mashing
Please let me know if your LO liked this recipe .

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Sangeetha loves balancing her personal and professional life. These days, the major chunk of her time is spent on listening to 'how to beat the Piggy from robloks'; thanks to her 8 year old daughter.


  1. hi sangeetha, i am planning to start this for my 8 months old baby. this is the first time she is trying chicken can i still give it for dinner?

  2. Hello
    I made this today turned are very good and tasty but my daughter is such a fussy eater she only had 2 spoons and zipped locked her lips.
    Any advice on how to feed fussy eaters ? I try playing during feeding time lots of smiles as well.


  3. Hey Sangeetha, when I blend the chicken, it is not smooth in consistency – tehre are like unblended rubbery pieces which ofcourse my dd is not able to eat (she has no teeth) – i am wondering what could i be doing wrong? how can i get a smooth consistency?

    • Sangeetha Menon on

      Hi Yuvika ,
      Welcome to Bumps n Baby . If there are rubber like pieces , its like shredded pieces .. You have to blend it again , I am sure It will turn into smooth paste like consistency . 🙂

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