A Chicken and Dog Food Recipe That’s Easy on the Stomach
This chicken and dog food recipe is a wonderfully healthy and mild recipe that’s as tasty as it is easy on your dog’s digestion.
One of the nice benefits of rice as a source of carbohydrates is how easy it is for your dog to digest—not to mention how versatile it is. You can mix rice with just about anything and create a tasty meal your dog is going to love.
Feel free to adjust the ingredients as needed by substituting brown rice for white, or other vegetables if your dog prefers sweet potatoes, peas, and so on.
Finally, keep in mind that vegetables contain fiber, which can be more difficult to digest. So if your dog needs something especially easy on the stomach, consider reducing or removing the vegetables from the recipe.
Tips for Cooking This Chicken and Dog Food Recipe
We use boiled white chicken in this recipe for several reasons. First, white meat is healthy, high in protein & low in fat, and easy on your dog’s stomach. Boiling is an easy and healthy way to cook chicken without adding unnecessary fats such as with frying.
We like to shred the chicken to make it easy to chew and digest, but you can also cut it into small pieces if that’s easier. Smaller dogs may struggle with chunks of chicken, while larger dogs can probably scarf them down with no problem.
(Try another of our chicken recipes for dog food.)
- 1 cup dry white rice
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 large squash or zucchini
- 1 tbsp avocado oil
Place the rice and chicken together into a pot, cover with water. Boil, covered for 20-25 minutes until both are fully cooked.
While the chicken cools, peel and grate the vegetables. Heat the oil in a skillet and lightly cook the vegetables until tender (about 5 minutes).
While the vegetables cook, shred the chicken using two forks.
Mix all the ingredients together. Let cool before serving.
This recipe produces 4 servings of approximately 350 calories each.
Here’s a rough guideline on how much to give your dog, depending on their weight. Use this as a starting point and adjust as needed:
- 0-10 lbs: ¾-1 cups
- 10-20 lbs: 1- 1 ⅓ cups
- 20-30 lbs: 1 ⅓ – 1 ¾ cups
- 30-40 lbs: 2 – 2 ¼ cups
- 40-50 lbs: 2 ½ – 2 ⅔ cups
- 50-60 lbs: 2 ¾ – 3 cups
- 60-70 lbs: 3 – 3 ½ cups
- 70-80 lbs: 3 ½ – 3 ¾ cups
- 80-90 lbs: 4 – 4 ¼ cups
- 90-100 lbs: 4 ¼ – 4 ½ cups
For storage, we recommend waiting until the food cools, then separating it into individual containers and storing in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Or freeze them, and they’ll last a good 3 months or so.
Mandy has lived with pitbulls her whole life, and she has amassed a wealth of experience and knowledge about these magnificent animals. Having had the pleasure of owning and caring for numerous pitbulls over the years, she has come to understand their unique characteristics, behaviors, and needs. Read more