Jul 16, 2010 10:15AM
Vegi mum in need of help cooking chicken!!
I need a basic recipe using chicken fillets for my 8m baby. Any ideas??
Jul 16, 2010 4:25AM
A very simple one is chicken with potatos and a full tin of tomatos!!
I'm not a meat eater either so I like simple!! I tend to just do meat with any mixture of veg and pots!!
Jul 16, 2010 4:33AM
roast/boil??? temp time??? im really clueless!
Jul 16, 2010 5:39AM
You could throw the tin toms and potatoes in a saucepan, bring to boil, and cut up the chicken fillets (or cook whole) and throw them in there then turn down to simmer away. I find this makes the chicken more tender for the los and gives some flavour. Ive also done this using chicken wings or drummies so they can hold them. Whenever you cook chicken you just need to slice it open and check that the meat has turned white - no pink bits. Then you know it's cooked. I always go by feel when I cook but I guess it might take 15-20mins on low simmer.
If you bake chicken fillets it usually takes 20mins on 180 degrees (heat oven up before putting them in! ;\) )
Jul 16, 2010 10:15AM
I tend to do a batch of chicken, purree it and then add different things to it.
Boil 2 chicken breasts with some chopped up onion in a stock cube (low salt veg or chicken, whatever you have), let them simmer for about an hour and they'll be cooked lovely.
Blend the chicken with some of the stock out of the pan and put into ice cube trays for the freezer. Ideas for using afterwards -
Chicken - mash, carrot
Chicken - parsnip, new pot
Chicken - cottage cheese & pasta
Chicken - tomato & pasta
Chicken - courgette & butternut squash
Chicken - salad (tomato/cucumber/yoghurt)
The list is endless, you can put it in with whatever takes your fancy.
Might seem a bit of a fuss but it really is easy, takes 2 minutes to prepare, 5 minutes to blend/freeze and you'll have enough for several meals xx
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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