Baby chicken stock for baby gravy

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baby chicken stock - homemade stock for baby that can also be used to make baby gravy

Babies have a limited selection of foods to enjoy when they start solids. However you’ll quickly want to start combining ingredients to make tasty little recipes, and baby chicken stock can add a lot of taste to baby recipes. The problem is that a lot of store bought stock has high levels of salt. So why not make your own? If you do a large batch in one go you can freeze it and use it on demand to make delicious baby meals. You can also add some baby rice to make some gravy for baby.

Summary

Prep: 5 mins
Cooking: 1 hour 45 mins
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Ages: Babies (6m+) to Teens
Makes: 4 small pots of stock

baby chicken stock - homemade stock for baby that can also be used to make baby gravy

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and toughly chopped
  • 2 small onions, peeled and halved
  • 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • A few sprigs of thyme
  • A few sprigs of parsley
  • A sprig of rosemary
  • baby rice

Instructions

  1. Place vegetables (carrot, celery and onion) together with the herbs (parsley, rosemary and thyme) with the chicken thigh in a small sauce pan. Cover with water.
  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour 45 minutes
  3. Strain the stock into a bowl using a sieve.
  4. Discard the solid parts.
  5. Store in jars in the fridge or ice cube trays in the freezer so that you can use it on demand.
  6. To make baby gravy, you can heat a portion of your chicken stock and add a few teaspoons of baby rice to thicken!

 

Baby chicken stock – our step by step guide:

 

 

Place all the ingredients (carrot, celery, onion, parsley, rosemary thyme and chicken thighs) in a small sauce pan.

Cover with water and simmer for 1 hour 45 minutes.

 

baby chicken stock - homemade stock for baby that can also be used to make baby gravy

 

Drain the stock, keeping only the liquid.

 

baby chicken stock - homemade stock for baby that can also be used to make baby gravy

 

Store in glass containers in the fridge or ice cube trays in the freezer so that you can use them on demand.

 

baby chicken stock - homemade stock for baby that can also be used to make baby gravy

 

To make gravy for baby simply warm up some chicken stock and add a few teaspoons of baby rice to thicken it into a tasty sauce.

 

This baby chicken stock gravy can be enjoyed alongside our Turkey meatballs with beetroot and apple jam to make a tasty dinner or perfect Christmas feast.

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