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Chicken and Rice Diet for Dogs

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Is your dog suffering from a distressed digestive tract? Or has the age affected the efficiency of your dog’s stomach? In all such cases, your pets require a balanced diet that should be easy to digest. It may seem an easy nut to crack, but it can become a really difficult task to achieve. For this reason, it is highly recommended to consult a professional veterinarian to devise a proper diet plan.

How to Make Chicken and Rice Recipes for Dogs?

Chicken and rice are possibly the most trusted ingredients in this regard. People from all parts of the world use these components to make some stomach-friendly recipes. Whether your dog has an upset tummy or you just want to feed him/her a healthy snack, the following recipes can answer your queries.

Chicken and Rice Recipe for Dogs with an Upset Stomach

sliced chicken over bed of rice with cucumber garnish on white plate with dipping sauce in background

You always try your best to pacify your dog when he/she is ill. Offering them light and nutritious meal is one such effort to counter diarrhea. The classical chicken and rice recipe can fulfill the dietary needs of your pup.


  • 1-2 chicken breasts
  • ½ cup of rice
  • 2 cups of water


  1. Simply place 1 or 2 chicken breasts in a baking dish with a quarter cup of water.
  2. Cover and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes or until cooked through and easily shredded.
  3. While the chicken is baking, place 1/2 cup of rice and 1 cup of water in a pot and bring it to a boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat to low and let steam for about 20 minutes or until cooked through. Do not add any salt or seasoning to either item.
  5. Shred the chicken and mix it into the rice along with any juice left in the baking pan.
  6. Serve your dog very small portions — about 1/4 of their usual serving at mealtime — in several increments during the day.

Thank you to Mother Nature Network for this recipe.

Bland Chicken and Rice Recipe for Dogs

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Are you looking to add some vital supplements to your dog’s bland meal? The following dog food recipe can help you in handling the nutritional deficiencies of your pet. The quantity of ingredients described below is for 32-35 cups of dog food. However, you can adjust the quantities according to your requirements.


  • 10 lbs. of chicken leg and thigh quarters
  • 18 eggs including the shells
  • 5 cups uncooked white rice
  • 1 tube of Supromega fish oil with natural vitamin E (This supplies important omega 3 fatty acids and natural vitamin E).
  • Dinovite dog supplement (This supplies a host of vitamins, minerals, digestive enzymes, zinc, and live direct-fed microbials).


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2.  In multiple pans or a large roaster bake 10 pounds of chicken leg and thigh quarters at 400 F for 1 hour.
  3. Allow chicken to cool.
  4. Debone the chicken. Try to save the cartilage of the bones plus all juices. (You can save the bones and make a bone stock).
  5. Pour the meat, cartilage, and juice in a large mixing pan.
  6. Add the cooled cooked white rice. Approximately 10 cups.
  7. Add 18 crushed hardboiled eggs with shells. If you are concerned about the size and sharpness of the eggshell then blend them in a blender or food processor.
  8. Add one tube of Supromega fish oil and 2-4 cups of Dinovite. Mix well and completely with your hands until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  9. Place the finished dog food recipe in re-sealable storage containers and store them in the freezer.

Thank you to Homemade Dog Food for this recipe.

Boiled Chicken and Rice Recipe for Dogs

shredded chicken over scoop of rice with parsley garnish on white plate

Boiled food is always considered an ideal meal for stomach-related issues. Just like humans, this rule is quite beneficial for dogs. The following recipe of boiled chicken and rice will help you to bring your dog’s belly back into alignment.


  • 2 chicken breast fillets
  • 1 cup of rice (white or brown rice is fine, we only had rice with Quinoa in the cupboard so I used that)


  1. Fill saucepan, roughly 1/2 way, with water and place on stove.  Turn stove on to medium.
  2. Add chicken breast fillets into the saucepan as they are.
  3. Wait for them to boil and cook all the way through.
  4. Fill another saucepan, 1/2 way, with water and place on stove. Turn stove on to medium.
  5. Add Cup of rice.
  6. Once the chicken breasts are cooked, remove from water and let them cool to room temperature.
  7. Once cooled, shred them with a fork and place into a bowl.
  8. Once the rice is cooked, remove from water and add to chicken.
  9. Stir in, and wait for ingredients to become room temperature (or lukewarm).
  10. Depending on the size of your dog will depend on the portion you serve them.

Thank you to Woofalicious Tales for this recipe.

How Much Chicken and Rice to Feed My Dog?

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When you are feeding chicken and rice to your ill dog, you need to know the right composition of both ingredients. It is important because an unbalanced diet can do more harm than good. The general rule of thumb is to combine rice and chicken in 2:1. For instance, if you want to feed a cup of food to your pet, it will have 2/3 cup of rice and 1/3 cup of chicken.

Similarly, you should divide the overall quantity of daily food into several, smaller meals. For example, if you plan to feed your dog 3 cups of food over the course of the day, you should make 6 meals of ½ cup each. This will give you a better opportunity to analyze whether the mixture is working or not. In case of any unusual circumstances, you should IMMEDIATELY contact your vet.

How Much Chicken and Rice to Feed a Puppy?

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Just like kids, puppies are much sensitive than adult dogs as they are more vulnerable to disease-causing bacteria. Due to this reason, they require a lot of care and attention from their parents during illness. Despite all their stubbornness, you should keep your calm and patience to feed your puppies. Having said that, chicken and rice could also be a useful snack for your pups.

Given their low energy requirements, you should NEVER feed them too much rice as it can lead to obesity and other health issues. According to an estimate, a puppy weighing less than 5 pounds should not have more than ½ cup of rice and chicken in a day. Similarly, those who are in the range of 5-15 pounds can have a maximum of ¾ cup of rice and chicken. It is important to follow these calculations in order to make the most of this bland diet.

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