Easy Homemade Chicken Stock for Babies

Since Ayden started eating solid food, I’ve been cooking porridge for him every day without fail. You can check out some of the porridge recipes here. He’ll be 11 months old in a week’s time and I want to add varieties into his meals. I am feeling like feeding him pasta so I boiled chicken stock. Homemade chicken stock is better for babies instead of those commercial ones as it is not encouraged to feed babies (below a year old) salt as their kidneys have yet to fully mature. 

It is so simple to DIY our own chicken stock I don’t understand why people need to buy those commercial ones. 
homemade chicken stock for babies ingredients

I used a whole kampung chicken, celery, carrot, big onion and potato for my chicken stock. You may add parsley, garlic or anything else to suit your fancy but make sure that your baby has already gone through the 3 days allergy test on all the ingredients used. 

homemade chicken stock for babies boiling

Remove chicken skin, chop and trim off visible fats. Rinse. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add all the ingredients and let it boil for an hour. Reduce fire and let it simmer. I like to let it simmer for hours until the entire house smells of delicious chicken soup. Turn off fire and let cool. 

Once cooled, remove chicken bits and the rest of the ingredients. Strain the stock. I usually boil a big pot of chicken stock so what I did was to store them in those milk storage bottles (since I don’t pump and store milk as I’m a latch on mom) and freeze them.

This chicken stock is delicious as it is. Do not add salt. It is already very tasty. 

homemade chicken stock for babies

These frozen chicken stock can keep for up to a month but I always use them up in a week. All I need to do is to take a bottle out, thaw it and bring to a boil. 

organic pasta with homemade chicken stock for babies

Boil some organic pastas, drain and add into the reheated chicken stock. 

organic pasta with homemade chicken stock for babies 1

Oh yeah, I sometimes add some chopped spinach too (fresh from my garden).

I use this chicken stock for Ethan’s meal too but of course for Ethan, I’ll add salt to taste. 

Besides using the chicken stock for pasta, I also use it to boil porridge. Simply replace water with chicken stock and the porridge is so much yummier!  Life is so much easier with these chicken stocks waiting in the freezer. 

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    great tips! and you can dip the leftover chicken with chopped cili padi too :D

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    Yes, best to use up within a week. Maybe it’s just me but I have this thing about keeping thing sin the fridge for too long.

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    Wah …It looks so good and nutritious ! Good for baby Ayden as well as big boy Ethan.

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    Yum yum. Like you said, great for babies as well as adults.

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    wah, great tips.

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    Hi mummy,
    I used to keep the chicken stock in the milk storage bottles. But, I find it very difficult to clean because it is very oily. May I know how to you clean the bottle? Tq

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      I wash with sponge and liquid cleanser for feeding bottles and I find it clean. You may want to try washing with warm water?

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        I did try to wash it with warm water. But, the bottles still oily. Maybe I should try again

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          Hi, hope this tip helps. Put a few drops of washing liquid into the bottle together with a piece of crumpled servette & a little water, closed the bottle & give it a good shake & voila! it’s perfectly squeaky clean. Works very single time esp for hard to clean plastic ware

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    Hi mummy,
    Where can i get the pasta ?
    Thank u

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      Hi Nita,

      I got this from Village Grocer :)

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        Thank u dear mummy

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    aiyoh, this one looks healthy woh.. and somemore the pasta is bunga-bunga punya, so nice lah!! i wonder if they have monyet punya shape?? that i would like to have, muahahaha~~

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    I bought that pasta for Aden too, but he wasn’t interested, end up throw the pasta away, so wasted!

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    freezer or fridge?

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      Hi Winnie,

      If you intend to use within 24 hours, you may store in fridge but if you want to keep it longer, do freeze them in your freezer :)

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    thanks..it is a good idwa for a lazy person like me…

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    thanks..it is a good idea for a lazy person like me…

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    Very healthy to cook your own chicken stock using kampung chicken and no salt at all.

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    May I know how many water, carrot, onion, potato n celery used? after cooked, the soup can store in how many bottles? Thanks.

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    Cool! :-)

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    Just to check with you.. the chicken stock can put in the freezer is for those who cook porridge for their lo everyday right? What about only cook during weekends, is it able to keep in the freezer for a month.. my friends told mi not very good to keep so long as i only cook during weekends cause not good for baby health..

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      Hi Christine,.

      I’ve never kept the stock up to a month but if you can cook every weekend then the chicken stock is good for the entire week. Store in the fridge will do.

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