Healthy Chicken Soup Recipes for Babies and Kids

Healthy Chicken Soup Recipes for Babies and Kids

Winters always remind us of hot and heart-warming soups. The best way to introduce chicken to your baby is in the form of chicken soups. Soups are tasty and nutritious, and babies down with cold and flu can benefit a great deal from chicken soups.

Chicken Soup Recipes for Infants and Children

Thinking of some easy ways to make chicken soup for a baby? Here are some tasty recipes.

1. Clear Chicken Soup

You can try this dish a few times before adding aromatics like garlic and onions.

What You Will Need

  • Thigh pieces of chicken
  • Ghee
  • Jeera
  • Coriander seeds
  • Crushed ginger
  • Crushed garlic
  • Chopped onion
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Turmeric powder

How to Prepare

  • Heat ghee in a cooker, add jeera and let it splutter.
  • Then add the coriander seeds.
  • Add garlic and crushed ginger and sauté.
  • Add the onions and sauté till they become transparent.
  • Next, add the tomatoes and fry until they become mushy.
  • Add some turmeric powder.
  • Add the chicken and sauté for a minute until the chicken leaves the water.
  • Then add 2 cups of water and cook for 2 to 3 whistles.
  • Sieve and serve this clear soup to babies below 8 months.
  • After the eighth month, you can mix everything in a blender and feed it to the baby.

Clear Chicken Soup

2. Flavourful Chicken Clear Soup for Babies

A light garlic taste is the best flavour for babies. The onion will help digest the chicken.

What You Will Need

  • Chicken legs
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Cumin seeds

How to Prepare

  • In a pressure cooker, sauté some cumin seeds, finely chopped onions and garlic in one spoon of homemade butter.
  • Then add water and the chicken legs.
  • On low heat, pressure cook the chicken for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Open the lid and then cook it again for 5 minutes without the lid.
  • Add fresh coriander leaves.
  • Strain the soup and let it cool. Then, feed it to the baby.

3. Indian Chicken Puree

You can combine the goodness of chicken and vegetables in this Indian style chicken soup for babies.

What You Will Need

  • 1 boneless thigh piece of chicken
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables (carrots, potatoes, green beans)
  • Jeera powder

How to Prepare

  • De-bone the chicken and wash it well.
  • Chop the chicken into small pieces.
  • Cook the vegetables and the chicken in a pressure cooker for about 2-3 whistles.
  • Let the pressure of the cooker release on its own. This will let the chicken cook properly in the built up pressure.
  • Once the mixture cools, add it to the mixer jar along with some of the broth.
  • Blend the chicken and vegetables into a smooth puree.
  • Add a pinch of jeera powder and feed it to your baby.

Indian Chicken Puree

4. Chicken Broth with Vegetables and Herbs

You kid will surely relish this heavenly delight loaded with nutrition.

What You Will Need

  • Thigh pieces of chicken
  • Water
  • Sliced carrots and onions
  • Fresh celery
  • Herbs like parsley, thyme or coriander
  • Salt

How to Prepare

  • Cover the chicken thighs with water in a large pan and cook them over medium heat.
  • Turn off the flame, take the meat out of the broth and shred the meat from the bone.
  • Then put the bones back into the broth and boil them on low heat for an hour. Then strain to remove the bones.
  • Add veggies and herbs to the broth and boil it.
  • Now add the cooked meat and boil this mixture for some more time.
  • Add some salt and serve it to your kids.

5. Chicken Sweet Corn Soup

You kid will love this chicken soup made with sweet corn.

What You Will Need

  • Oil
  • Chicken pieces
  • Chopped ginger, garlic and spring onions
  • A pinch of corn flour
  • Sweetcorn
  • Chicken stock
  • Eggs
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Dark soy sauce
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

How to Prepare

  • Heat some oil in a pan and add chicken, ginger and garlic to it. Cook for four to five minutes.
  • Blend cornflour and a little stock. Add this mixture to the pan with the stock and the sweet corn. Boil and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Beat an egg in a bowl and add some lemon juice to it. Pour this into the pan while continuously stirring with a fork to form strands of egg.
  • To garnish, add spring onions and a soy sauce with sesame seeds.

Chicken Sweet Corn Soup

6. Old Fashioned Simple Chicken Soup

In this old-fashioned chicken soup, you can add vegetables of your own choice.

What You Will Need

  • Chicken stock
  • Chicken pieces
  • Olive oil
  • Chopped vegetables (carrots, leeks, potatoes, herbs, garlic, onion)

How to Prepare

  • Add some oil to a pan and saute onions and garlic for a while. then add leeks to it and stir for some more time.
  • Cook the vegetables, chicken and broth together. Now add the potatoes and carrots. Cook them till they are tender.
  • Cook them a little more on low heat after adding the herbs.
  • Once cool, blend all the ingredients, season your soup with salt and black pepper and serve.

7. Chicken and Noodle Soup

This noodle soup is super simple to make and rich in protein.

What You Will Need

  • Oil and water
  • Chopped vegetables (carrots, celery, onion, thyme, parsley, and green onions)
  • Chicken broth and cooked shredded chicken
  • Egg noodles
  • Butter
  • Cornstarch

How to Prepare

  • Heat oil in a pan and saute all the vegetables except for green onions. Cook till they are tender. Simmer for about twenty minutes after adding the chicken broth.
  • Blend a mixture of cornstarch and water and add it to the pan. Add the noodles and let them boil. Turn off the heat when the noodles are cooked and add butter with herbs. Stir well. Mix in the cooked chicken and garnish the dish with green onions.
  • Strain this chicken noodle soup if your child is below 1 year of age.

Chicken and Noodle Soup

8. Chicken Avocado Soup

This soup is perfect for every avocado lover.

What You Will Need

  • Chicken broth
  • Chicken breast, shredded and cooked
  • Chopped vegetables (tomatoes, garlic, scallions)
  • avocado and cilantro
  • Lime wedges
  • Oil
  • Salt, pepper and cumin

How to Prepare

  • Heat oil in a pan and stir the scallions and garlic. Add in some chopped tomatoes and stir well. Let it boil after adding the chicken stock and cumin. Cover the pan. Cook on simmer till everything is cooked.
  • Remove from heat and add cooked chicken, avocado, scallions and cilantro in a bowl. Pour the broth into the bowl. Serve with lime wedges.

9. Chicken Spinach and Potato Soup

To prepare this soup all you need is some fresh vegetables.

What You Will Need

  • Oil
  • Chopped onion, spinach, garlic and potatoes
  • Chicken stock
  • Chicken breast fillet, thinly sliced
  • Lemon rind
  • Threads of saffron

How to Prepare

  • Add onions to a pan of heated oil and saute till they turn golden. Add in the garlic and let it cook. Boil the chicken stock, lemon rind and saffron threads. Add potatoes after reducing the heat. Cover the pan and cook till the potatoes are tender.
  • Finally, add some chicken and spinach and cook till the chicken is tender.

Chicken Spinach and Potato Soup

10. Chicken, Lentil and Barley Soup

The lentils and barley in this healthy chicken soup add a very satisfying and hearty texture.

What You Will Need

  • Some dry lentils
  • Chopped onion, garlic, carrots, tomatoes, sweet peppers red and green
  • Cooked chicken
  • Basil, barley, oregano, and rosemary
  • Butter
  • Chicken broth

How to Prepare

  • Cook onions, garlic and pepper in a pan of butter till brown. Add the chicken broth with herbs and lentils and let it all boil. Cook with the lid on.
  • Add chicken, barley and carrots, and cook for 20 minutes with the lid. Cook for some more time after adding the tomatoes.

Tips to Keep in Mind While Feeding Chicken Soup to Your Child

  • Strain the soup using a sieve before feeding it to small babies.
  • Fish out the chicken, veggies and noodles, and feed only the broth of the chicken soup to 6-month-old babies.
  • You can a variety of vegetables to the soup to make it healthier.
  • Make sure you clean the chicken pieces thoroughly.
  • You can add a pinch of pepper powder if you want some spice.
  • If your baby is below the age of one, skip adding salt to the recipes.
  • Better digestion takes place in the daytime, so it advised to feed chicken soup to toddlers and babies during the day.
  • It is best to check with your paediatrician before giving any new food to your baby.

Chicken is rich in proteins and contains healthy fats. This will help babies gain weight. Chicken soup is a great way to build immunity in babies. You can add some fibrous food along with soup for easier digestion in babies.

Also Read:

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