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Chicken Dinner Recipe for Dogs

This easy Chicken Dinner Recipe for Dogs is a homemade dog food recipe that you can feel good about serving to your fur baby! Try my easy homemade food for dogs and let your dog reap the benefits of eating homemade food.

If you're looking for more homemade dog treats and snacks, check out my Peanut Butter Dog Cookies, Waffle Recipe for Dogs, or my Dog Peanut Butter Banana Bites.

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Why You'll Love This Recipe

Homemade Dog Food Recipe: Your dog will love this homemade dog food recipe! If you are new to making homemade dog food for your fur baby, this is a simple recipe to start with. Plus, your pup will go nuts for it!

Dogs Love It: Dogs love eating homemade dog food! If you want to provide your dog with better nutrients and tastier meals, then this easy homemade food for dogs is the way to go! If your dog is having a difficult time eating, then making them homemade food can help spark their appetite as well.

Healthy & Nutritious: This easy homemade food for dogs is healthy and nutritious! Fresh food has so many more benefits than kibble for your dog. Not only is it tastier for them, but eating fresh food has so many health benefits!

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Ingredients for Chicken Dinner for Dogs Recipe

Organic Prairie Ground Chicken

Costco Kirkland Organic Coconut Oil

Organic Carrots

Organic Bell Peppers

Organic Sweet Potatoes

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How to Make Easy Homemade Food for Dogs

Step 1

Peel the sweet potato and chop into 1-inch cubes. Add the sweet potatoes to a medium saucepan, and fill with water. Put over high heat and cover. Boil until they are soft when poked with a fork.

Step 2

Slice the bell peppers into small pieces, making sure to remove all seeds. Slice the carrot into thins slices. Place into a bowl and set aside.

Step 3

In a large skillet, put over medium/high heat. Melt the coconut oil and then add in the ground chicken. Break it up with a spatula and continue to cook until it’s fully cooked, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Once the sweet potatoes are done, add in the carrots and peppers and continue to boil for 2 to 3 minutes until they are soft and tender as well. Remove vegetables from the heat. 

Step 5

You can mix in the ground chicken and veggies together or keep them separate. I keep them separate as I also chop the potatoes and veggies more for John John as he’s so little, he needs smaller bites. But a large dog would probably be fine to leave the way they are.

Step 6

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

To serve: Add chicken and veggies to a bowl and warm in microwave if desired (make sure to only serve the amount your dog needs, go off of normal kibble serving size or use a meal topper with kibble!). When I serve to John John I will cut up the veggies more, add the chicken, and microwave it for 15 to 20 seconds to make it warm. Sometimes he eats this alone, and sometimes I mix in kibble with it as well.

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FAQ's

Can dogs eat sweet potatoes?

Yes, sweet potatoes are safe for dogs so long as the skin is removed and they are fully cooked. Sweet potatoes provide vitamin A, which promotes healthy skin, coat, eyes, nerves, and muscles in dogs! Sweet potatoes are also rich in vitamin C, B6, potassium, calcium, and iron.

Always be sure to remove skin from sweet potatoes and cook them fully. Do not let dogs eat raw potatoes or skin as it may cause digestive issues and upset stomach.

Can dogs eat carrots?

Yes, carrots – raw or cooked – are a great vegetable to give to dogs! Just be sure to cut carrots into small pieces so it’s easy for dogs to eat. Carrots provide fiber and beta-carotene and they are low in calories, so even better to keep your dog in shape.

Can dogs eat bell peppers?

Yes, bell peppers are a great vegetable for dogs! You can feed them any color of bell pepper, but red bell peppers actually contain the highest amounts of vitamins and antioxidants for your furry friend. Health benefits to bell peppers include vitamins A, E, B6, C, and beta-carotene.

Can I use another kind of meat in this recipe?

Yes! I used organic ground chicken as it’s less expensive than chicken breasts. But you can use chicken breasts if you prefer. You could also use organic beef as well. And, you can even add in organic beef liver, which is really good for dogs.

Can I use a different carb?

Yes! I used sweet potatoes for the carb as John John loves them and he doesn’t care so much for rice or quinoa. But, you could use rice, quinoa, or oats as well.

Can I use different vegetables?

Yes! I used carrots and bell peppers as John John loves those veggies. But you could also use green beans, peas, or celery as these vegetables are all safe for dogs.

How much homemade dog food should I feed my dog?

This all depends on your dogs size and current weight. Always check with your vet to make sure you are feeding your dog the appropriate amount of food for their size and age.

You should be feeding your dog 2% to 5% of their body weight in fresh food. So, for example, if your dog is 18 pounds (like John John), and he’s a puppy who isn’t overweight, I will go at 4% that’s about 3/4 pound per day. Split that up between meals.

Another easy way to easily see how much food your dog needs is to just look at the back of a bag of dog food. Look online, if you don’t have one! If your dog eats 2 cups of food per day, and they eat 2 meals per day, then give them 1 cup of homemade food per meal. But, make sure to watch your dogs weight as some dog food brands are known for recommending overfeeding. So, always pay attention to how your dog looks and weigh them often to keep them on track, just like you’d do with yourself! 

Why Organic for Your Dog?

You may be wondering why you should buy organic food for your dog. It's the same reasons that you should buy organic food for yourself. Your dog's health is important, just like yours. So, treating them right with organic ingredients will benefit their long term health.

And organic ingredients are much healthier for your dog to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients! And that counts for your pup too!

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Chicken Dinner Recipe for Dogs

Mimi Council
Try this easy Chicken Dinner recipe for dogs! This homemade dog food recipe is an easy homemade food for dogs that is healthy and your dog will love it! This is one of John John's favorite meals!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dog Food
Cuisine American
Makes 10 servings
Calories 94 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Peel the sweet potato and chop into 1-inch cubes. Add the sweet potatoes to a medium saucepan, and fill with water. Put over high heat and cover. Boil until they are soft when poked with a fork.
  • Slice the bell peppers into small pieces, making sure to remove all seeds. Slice the carrot into thins slices. Place into a bowl and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, put over medium/high heat. Melt the coconut oil and then add in the ground chicken. Break it up with a spatula and continue to cook until it’s fully cooked, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are done, add in the carrots and peppers and continue to boil for 2 to 3 minutes until they are soft and tender as well. Remove vegetables from the heat.
  • You can mix in the ground chicken and veggies together or keep them separate. I keep them separate as I also chop the potatoes and veggies more for John John as he’s so little, he needs smaller bites. But a large dog would probably be fine to leave the way they are.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • To serve, add chicken and veggies to a bowl and warm in microwave if desired (make sure to only serve the amount your dog needs, go off of normal kibble serving size or use a meal topper with kibble!). When I serve to John John I will cut up the veggies more, add the chicken, and microwave it for 15 to 20 seconds to make it warm. Sometimes he eats this alone, and sometimes I mix in kibble with it as well.

Video

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Notes

Serving Size – This makes about 10 meals for John John, about a week's worth of food. If you have a larger dog you can double or triple this recipe. If you have a smaller dog, you can half it as you shouldn't keep food for more than 5 days in the fridge.  
High Altitude – Follow the recipe as noted.

Nutrition

Calories: 94kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 7gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 38mgPotassium: 323mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 4971IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
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