Chicken and vegetable couscous
Chicken and vegetable couscous is a great way to intorduce some complexity into your child's diet, while keeping them healthy and happy.
It is easy to make quick, nutritious meals for your baby at any age – especially if you make up batches to freeze. What’s more, it’s a lot cheaper than store bought jars of food, you know exactly what’s in it and you know it’s made with love!
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 leeks, finely chopped
- 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes or minced in a food processor
- 2 carrots, peeled & diced
- ½ head broccoli, cut into small florets
- 1 cup couscous
- 1½ cups unsalted chicken stock, preferably home-made
- Heat oil in a pan, add the leeks and sauté for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the chicken and sauté 5 minutes more until cooked.
- Meanwhile, place the carrots and broccoli in a saucepan with a little boiling water and cook for 10 minutes or until tender.
- Place the couscous in a heat-proof bowl, pour boiling stock over, cover bowl with cling film and let stand for 10-15 minutes until all the stock has been absorbed.
- Fluff the couscous with a fork, stir in the chicken and vegetables and leave to cool.
- Spoon into suitable freezer containers and freeze portions for up to 3 months.
Did you know?
By 9 -12 months of age, your baby will be on three meals a day and it’s time to introduce more textures into his food. You can also start introducing a little predigested diary like yoghurt and mozzarella or ricotta cheese.