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Lentils, Chicken & Vegetable Hotpot Recipe for Babies 6-8 Months

by Sara C
Lentils, chicken and vegetable hotpot


  • ½ cup green lentils
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 carrot, diced finely
  • 2 celery stems sliced finely
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 4 chicken drumsticks, skin removed


  1. Rinse the lentils.
  2. A traditional method of preparing lentils is to soak them in water for 6 hours or overnight.
  3. A quicker method is boiling in water for 45 minutes or until soft. Set aside.
  4. Pour olive oil into the stock pot add carrot, celery, onion and corn and cook stirring until onion softens.
  5. Add chicken drumsticks and enough water to cover the chicken and bring to a boil.
  6. Simmer for 40 minutes until chicken is cooked and liquid reduced.
  7. Remove drumsticks. Shred or chop chicken flesh from drumstick removing any gristle and bones.
  8. Skim off any fat or froth from the cooking water surface then add drained cooked lentils to the stock pot.
  9. Return chicken to the pot and bring to a boil.
  10. Using a slotted spoon dish up 2 desserts and spoonfuls for a baby meal.


Serves 4 adults as soup.


  • Add some cooked pasta (wholemeal) or rice (brown) to the dish.
  • Simmer for longer to reduce the liquid and enhance flavour.
  • Freeze in ice cubes. This hotpot can be frozen with vegetables.
  • Freezes for 3 months.

Nutritional Info

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Folate
  • Fibre
  • Antioxidants
  • Protein
  • Iron

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