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7 Healthiest Dog Food and Treats Recipes with Chicken Created by Pet Experts

Chicken is a beneficial source of protein that provides dogs with omega-6 fatty acids to boost skin and coat health and essential amino acids to improve bone health.

In this article, we’ve compiled homemade chicken recipes from pet experts that can add a nutritious touch to your pet’s current diet!

Homemade dog food recipes with chicken

Chicken Salad with Blueberries

Dog looking at a bowl of chicken salad

Ingredients

  • 1 boiled chicken breast
  • 1/8 cup of spinach leaves
  • 4 baby carrots
  • 1/8 cup of blueberries
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/8 cup of unsalted chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Cook chicken in boiling water for 8 – 10 minutes.
  2. Cook 2 scrambled eggs.
  3. Mix in all the ingredients in a bowl. The spinach and carrots should be raw.
  4. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes to allow the chicken to cool and to let the ingredients absorb the broth.
  5. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe created by Austin Benoit, Pet enthusiast and blogger of BoneAndYarn.com

Minced Chicken, Vegetables and Brown Rice

Dog bowl with minced meat and chopped veggies

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds (or 1.3kg) of minced chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups of brown rice
  • 3 cups of baby spinach
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1/2 cup of peas
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Instructions

Prep: chop the baby spinach, shred the carrots and zucchini and cook the rice.

  1. Using a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the minced chicken and cook for 3 – 5 minutes until brown.
  3. Add the vegetables and brown rice into the pot and stir. Let it cook for about 3 – 5 minutes.
  4. Serve after it has cooled!

Keep the remaining servings in the freezer. Defrost in the fridge overnight and stir it around for a few seconds before serving it to your furkid.

Recipe created by Chungah, Founder of Damn Delicious®
Recommended by Charli Burbidge, Co-founder of Petz

Chicken Breast Casserole

Chicken Casserole Dog Food

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 1 cup of frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1 celery stock
  • 1 potato
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted chicken broth

Instructions

  1.  Preheat the oven to 300°F (or 150°C).
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into small bite-sized pieces and boil them in a pan for about 30 minutes.
  3. Cook the rice in a rice cooker or saucepan.
  4. Boil the potato until soft and cut it into small pieces.
  5. Steam the frozen peas and carrots.
  6. Place all the ingredients into a large bowl and stir them together.
  7. Bake in the oven (without a lid) for 20 minutes.
  8. Cool to room temperature before serving!
Recipe created by Amy Tokic, Editor of PetGuide.com
Recommended by Peter Laskay, Pet blogger of Petworshiper

Chicken, Oats and Veggies

Top view of a dog bowl with chicken, oats and veggies

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds (or 1.3kg) of chicken breasts
  • 3 cups of cooked oats
  • 1 cup of shredded carrots
  • 2 cups of shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup of frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup of chopped parsley

Instructions

  1. Boil the chicken breasts and let them simmer for 10 – 12 minutes. Then, turn off the heat and let them cool in the pan for 30 minutes.
  2. While waiting, boil the carrots, zucchini and peas until cooked.
  3. Cut the cooked chicken into small bite pieces.
  4. Add all ingredients into a large bowl and mix.
  5. Add the broth from step 1 into the bowl and stir until it reaches your preferred consistency.
  6. Serve!

This meal can be stored for up to 3 – 4 days in the refrigerator and up to 3 weeks in the freezer.

Recipe adapted from MyRecipes.com

Homemade dog treats recipes with chicken

Chicken and Yogurt Dog Biscuits

Chicken and yogurt dog biscuits on a baking tray

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of chopped and cooked chicken
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 5.3 oz (or 160ml) of zero-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup of water

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (or 175°C).
  2. Beat the egg and combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. The batter will be thick and sticky after stirring.
  3. Line a baking tray with parchment sheets. Then, use a tablespoon to scoop the batter onto the tray.
  4. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes until slightly golden brown.
  5. Cool to room temperature before serving!

Store in refrigerator or freezer.

Recipe created by Shelley, Co-founder of Two Healthy Kitchens

Chicken, Cheese and Carrots Dog Biscuits

Dog bone biscuits made with chicken and cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast (cooked and shredded)
  • 1 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of non-fat dry milk powder
  • 1/2 cup of shredded carrots
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 3/4 cup of unsalted chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (or 175°C).
  2. Whisk the flours and milk powder together in a bowl.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl and mix well. The dough should be firm but still malleable. Add more chicken broth if it’s too dry.
  4. Knead the dough a few times on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out and use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
  6. Line a baking tray with parchment sheets and place the cookies on it.
  7. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until the treats turn golden.
  8. Serve when cool!

Treats can be stored up to 4 – 5 days in the refrigerator.

Recipe created by Sues, Founder of We Are Not Martha

Chicken Jello Dog Bites

Chicken jello dog bites

Ingredients

  • 1/4 pound (115g) of chicken breast
  • 0.25 oz (7.5ml) of unflavoured and unsweetened gelatin powder
  • 1 carrot
  • 3 – 4 parsley leaves

Instructions

  1. Cook the chicken, chopped carrot and parsley leaves on medium heat for ~30 minutes.
  2. Blend the cooked chicken and carrots until smooth.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth (from step 1) into a mixing bowl, together with the gelatin powder. Mix until the gelatin is dissolved.
  4. Stir the chicken and carrot puree into the same mixing bowl until the consistency is like gravy.
  5. Fill a silicone mould of your choice with the mixture.
  6. Refrigerate for 1 – 2 hours until fully set.
  7. Remove treats from the mould and serve!

Treats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Recipe created by Melissa, Founder of ProudDogMom.com

Making Homemade Food with Chicken for Your Dog

Before making these recipes, check if your dog has an allergy to chicken or any of the ingredients listed. If symptoms exist, your vet may advise you to do a food elimination diet to determine the allergen.

Moreover, each recipe can be adapted: chicken can be replaced with other proteins and the ingredients can be tweaked based on your pet’s nutritional needs. You can also opt to get hypoallergenic dog food products.

Lady feeding dog food in a bowl to Dalmatian

Making a homemade nutritious meal for your dog gives you full knowledge of what you’re feeding him. Check out our homemade dog ice cream recipes as well!

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