Chicken with carrot and apple

Suitable for freezing
From 6 months


'When my son was a baby, he refused to eat chicken until I combined it with apple which he loved,' says Annabel.


  • 60g leek, finely chopped
  • 25g celery, chopped
  • 75g carrot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 100g chicken cut into chunks (half cup)
  • 250g chopped and peeled sweet potato(1 ¾ cups)
  • 75g chopped apple
  • 250ml boiling unsalted chicken stock or water
  • A sprig of thyme

Heat the oil in a saucepan and sauté the leek for 2 minutes. Add the celery and carrot and cook for 5 minutes. Add a small clove of crushed garlic and sauté for one minute. Stir in the chopped chicken and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until the chicken is sealed. Add the chopped sweet potato and the apple, pour over the chicken stock or boiling water and add the sprig of thyme. Cover and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes. Remove the sprig of thyme and blitz to a puree.

MAKES 600ml (6 portions)


Annabel Karmel's new book, Top 100 Meals in Minutes, is published by Ebury press for £9.99.