Chicken Macaroni Stew
Age: 8 months +
1/2 chicken breast, cut in cubes
1 sprig fresh tarragon (optional)
2 cups water
1/3 cup macaroni
1 stalk celery, washed, trimmed and sliced
2 carrots, washed, peeled and sliced
1/4 onion, cut in half
1 potato, washed, peeled and cut in cubes
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)
In a large pot, place chicken and tarragon (if using) in water and bring to a boil.
Add pasta, celery, carrots, onion and potato; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes. Stir occasionally. The consistency should be that of a thick stew. If there is too much liquid, remove lid for last 5 to 10 minutes of cooking.
Remove from heat. Add parsley (if using) and stir. Using a slotted spoon, place vegetables, pasta and chicken in blender or food processor. Set leftover cooking juices aside.
Puree, adding juices as needed to achieve desired consistency. Pour into ice cube trays and freeze.