Healthy Chicken Dog Food Recipe

By Valdette Muller| August 1, 2017 | Blog


Treat your dog by preparing them some nutritious food.

As with humans, keeping to the same eating routine week in and week out can get boring for your dogs. Some home made food can go a long way to complement their regular diet and keep things interesting.

Here is a recipe for healthy chicken dog food that is easy to prepare and is best served with your dog’s regular dry food. The portions listed can feed two middle size retrievers for one week. This paired with a variety of great dry dog foods can turn any meal into a feast.

You will need a large stock pot for this meal, especially if you need to prepare large batches or have portions which you can later freeze as single servings.


  • 1 kg of deboned Chicken meat (roughly chopped)
  • 4 cups rice
  • 3 large carrots (finely chopped)
  • 5 cups spinach (finely chopped)
  • 1 apple (roughly chopped)
  • 6 1/2 cups water


  1. Place chicken, vegetables, and rice into a large stock pot.
  2. Stir in water.
  3. Place over medium/high heat and bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce to a medium/low heat, cover the pot and let it simmer until the rice is tenderised and all of the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Cool completely before serving or before storing in covered containers and place into the fridge or freezer.

Tips for making your own dog food:

Seasoning is not necessary for your dog’s homemade dog food.

There are some herbs that are safe for dogs, such as sage, rosemary, basil and oregano, but please be aware that some spices are toxic to dogs including cayenne pepper, curry powder mixes and paprika.

Remember to keep the vegetable peels that are left over from preparing your own meals, such as potato and carrot peels. These are full of good nutrients and can be added the next time you make homemade dog food.

Keep in mind that serving sizes do depend on your dog’s weight, size and activity level.

Before embarking on a homemade diet for your dog, please do consult with your vet to make sure your dog’s basic nutritional needs are being met.




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