Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Parents always complain to me that they can't get their kids to eat broccoli. Still, I try to find new ways to use it in recipes, because broccoli is not only packed with beta-carotene, folic acid and vitamin C, it's a fun food for toddlers to pick up.
Kenya loves holding the little "trees" and munching off the tops and then making his way down the stalk. Instead of "sneaking" or "hiding" it in your kids food, let them know how good it is for them. Eat some yourself and show them how much you love it or try dipping in hummus or another spread. Or try this recipe. It is such an All-American dish. It's one of those comfort foods that's actually kind of healthy (minus the cream sauce in the adult version, of course).


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Chicken and Broccoli Casserole (14 Baby Serving)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 8 mins

egg free

nut free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 Chicken Breast
  • 1 Potato, peeled
  • 1 Cup broccoli florets
  • 2 Tbsp cheddar cheese

Preparation

1. Place the chicken and potatoes in a steamer pot over boiling water
and cook for 5 minutes.
2. Add the broccoli and continue to steam another 3 minutes or until the
chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are fork tender.
3. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth
(or leave chunky for toddlers). You may need to add water from the
steamer pot to make smooth.
4. Cool and serve.
*Place in Baby Cubes and freeze.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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10 comments

  • Elsita :)

    I must try this!
    Thank you :)

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  • Annie Tunheim

    Kenyon's teacher always says that he has the best smelling food! Thank you for the terrific recipes; they are easy to make and I feel so good preparing food for my little man!

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  • Jene

    It's so nice to see a kid food website that doesn't focus on trying to hide vegetables. How else will they learn to love them if they don't know that they're eating them?

    I'm definitely putting this one on my list, thanks!

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  • Traci

    do you cut up the chicken before steaming?

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    • Catherine

      You can to make the steaming quicker, but I usually steam the chicken whole and cut it up after!

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  • Jpaulsen

    I made this for my daughter and she loved it fresh. When I thawed some a few days later the texture was spongy and did not return to a purée even with water added. Other recipes including yours have been edible and quite delicious after freezing. Do you think I did something wrong?

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    • Catherine

      That is very strange! I'm not quite sure why it would come out spongy!

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  • Kim

    Everything that I try to freeze that has potatos in it becomes spongy. How do you avoid this?

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  • Susan

    Hi, I just discovered your site and can't wait to start trying these recipes. Can chicken really be steamed in 8 minutes? It seems almost too good to be true!

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