Sweet Chicken & Lentils

Sweet Chicken and lentils in silicone suction plate with baby cutlery on a wooden board - Starting Solids Australia recipe.

This is super easy 15 minute recipe with minimal fresh ingredients require! Great for those busy weeknights when you just need something for baby. Family friendly or freeze the leftovers for bubba for up to 3 months.

Age recommendation - Served as is suitable for 10 months and above. For younger babies you could mash or puree to an appropriate texture.

Sweet Chicken and Lentils


  • 1 cup pulse plus mix
  • 5 dried apricots
  • 1 cup diced sweet potato
  • 10 cherry tomatos
  • 2 cups water
  • 500g chicken mince


  • Heat a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 cup water, dried apricots, sweet potato and tomatos. Simmer until soft. Remove from heat and puree into a sauce (FYI this alone makes a delicious puree to mix through pastas or serve alone).
  • Place pulse mix and 2 cups water into rice cooker in microwave for 15 minutes (or follow instructions on packet)
  • In the saucepan add the chicken mince and cook on medium heat until cooked through approximately 5-7 mins.
  • Pour the sweet potato sauce into the pan with the chicken and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the pulse mix into the pan, mix well and simmer until thickened.
Sweet Chicken and lentils purée in blue bear suction plate with yellow silicone baby cutlery on a wooden board - Starting Solids Australia recipe.

Pictured: The sauce which makes a fantastic meal alone or when mixed through pastas.

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