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Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food Recipe

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This recipe is so easy, even a first timer can make this dog food. It’s healthy and easy with only 4 ingredients. You can even eat it yourself although it may taste a little bland.

split photo. Top is of homemade dog food and bottom is 2 dogs eating the dog food
This recipe would be great for a dog with an upset tummy. Just change the brown rice for white rice while your dog isn’t feeling well.

Here’s the recipe. You can find a printable version towards the bottom of the post.

Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes

Yields: About 1 ½ Cups

Ingredients:

1 ¼ Cup Brown Rice, cooked
3 Ounces Chicken, boiled and shredded
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Frozen Peas

Directions:

1- Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet.

2- Add the shredded chicken and cook for about 3 minutes, making sure to coat it well in the oil.
chicken in cooking pan

3- Add the frozen peas to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes or just until heated through.

peas and chicken in cooking pan
4- Add the remaining olive oil to the cooked rice and stir well.

rice in cooking pan
5- Combine the ingredients in a bowl and serve to your doggie. 

Notes:

  • You can swap out the peas for another vegetable that’s safe for dogs. Know your breed when switching out veggies. Also, know your dog’s preferences as well. If they don’t prefer certain vegetables, don’t use them. Just be sure to stick with 1 tablespoon of whatever vegetable you choose.
  • You can swap out the olive oil for vegetable oil, salmon oil, or coconut oil. All of these are great choices for your dog’s health.
  • Do not use canned peas. They have added sodium, which isn’t the best choice for your dog and their health. You can use fresh or frozen.
  • If you boiled chicken with bones in it, be careful to ensure that no bones or pieces of bone end up in the final product.
  • An easy way to shred chicken is use a hand mixer on low.
  • This recipe is approved by the MSCPA-Angell Animal Medical Center.

Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food

brown rice dog food

If you want to try your hand at making your own dog food, this is an easy and healthy way to start. You can actually eat this yourself if you want to.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty easy

Materials

  • 1 1/4 cup cooked Brown Rice
  • 3 ounces boiled and shredded Chicken
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon frozen Peas

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small skillet.
  2. Add the shredded chicken and cook for about 3 minutes, making sure to coat it well in the oil.
  3. Add the frozen peas to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes or just until heated through.
  4. Add the remaining olive oil to the cooked rice and stir well.
  5. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and serve to your doggie.

Notes

    • You can swap out the peas for another vegetable that’s safe for dogs. Know your breed when switching out veggies.
    • Also, know your dog’s preferences as well. If they don’t
      prefer certain vegetables, don’t use them. Just be sure to stick with 1 tablespoon of whatever vegetable you choose.
    • You can swap out the olive oil for vegetable oil, salmon oil, or coconut oil. All of these
      are great choices for your dog’s health.
    • Do not use canned peas. They have added sodium, which isn’t the best choice for your dog and their health. You can use fresh or frozen.
    • If you boiled chicken with bones in it, be careful to ensure that no bones or pieces of bone end up in the final product.
    • An easy way to shred chicken, is use a hand mixer on low.
    • This recipe is approved by the MSCPA-Angell Animal Medical Center.
 Let me know if you try this recipe and if your dog likes it!

Cathy

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Cyndi Hipp

Friday 20th of November 2020

I make a recipe similar to this for my senior Chi, using white rice, hamburger, no sodium added canned peas and fresh carrots. I make a big batch and freeze it in small containers and pull out a new one about every 5 days, that way it stays fresh as possible. At feeding time I add this to the regular dog food, wet and dry nuggets and pour hot water over all to soften the nuggets, (Teeth issues). The reason I use the regular store bought food is for the vitamins that are in it. My vet has approved. I also have been meaning to see about vitamin supplements to add to the food as well.

Cathy

Friday 20th of November 2020

How much do you feed to your dog Cyndi and do you feed once or twice a day?

Paula Nunes

Sunday 15th of November 2020

I am just wondering if you know how long this would be good in the fridge or freezer as I use soft food as a topper and I only use about a table spoon over her dry food. I would love to try this for my 8 yr old chihuahua. Thank you for the recipe 🐾❤️

Cathy

Sunday 15th of November 2020

In the freezer, 6 months, in the fridge, about 4-5 days. You could always half the recipe to make a smaller batch.