Recipe: Homemade Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Dinner for Dogs

Recipe: Homemade Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Dinner for Dogs

My dogs will scarf up almost anything that I put in front of them. Most of the time I do serve them a high quality commercial dog food, but sometimes I like to cook for them.

This recipe is a special treat – with rice and broccoli and chicken this dog food recipe really stands out and it’s easy to make as well. I’m super busy so I always give bonus points for EASY.

If your dog likes chicken, this is a great dinner to make.

It’s simple, quick, and full of things dogs love… you know… food!

Before I get into the recipe, let me go over a couple of questions I get a lot about feeding dogs chicken.

How much chicken can I feed a dog daily?

Dogs can eat chicken as part of a balanced diet.  How much chicken you feed any dog has to do with how much other food you’re feeding them as well. You should feed them the total correct combined amount for their weight.

Here’s a fantastic chart to show you how much to feed your dog based on how much they weigh.

(I like charts!)

How much chicken can I feed a dog daily?

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What health benefits does chicken have for my dog?

Chicken is a great source of protein for dogs, and most dogs love it.  When you mix it with grain and greens like in this recipe it makes a fantastic meal.

You should never feed chicken to your dog raw because of risk of salmonella, and you should never feed your dog chicken bones because they can shatter and pierce their belly.

Recipe: Homemade Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Dinner for Dogs

Recipe: Homemade Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Dinner for Dogs

Ingredients:

  • 5 pounds of diced chicken
  • 5 whole eggs, raw or cooked
  • 5 cups cooked rice
  • 3 cups of broccoli, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Boil chicken and rice until the chicken is almost fully cooked, or al dente.
  2. Add broccoli and simmer until the chicken is finished.
  3. Let the meal cool and then add the eggs and oil.
  4. This doggy dinner can also be kept in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Notes:

You can use white or brown rice.  Or you can substitute lentils or quinoa.

You can also substitute fish for chicken in this recipe. Just make sure you debone it first! If you aren’t sure how to do this check out my post that shows you exactly how to cook fish for dogs.

This  recipe is from The Healthy Homemade Dog Food Cookbook by Charlie Fox.

When I published this recipe I ended up getting a lot of questions about homemade dog food, so I’m going to answer them here.

Let’s get started:

What grains can I feed my dog?

Most dogs can eat grains just fine. Dogs co-evolved along side humans and developed the ability to eat most of what we eat. Lentils, quinoa, white and brown rice, and wheat are all fine for most dogs.

There are dogs that do seem to have a gluten intolerance and if that’s the case, avoiding wheat should fix it.

There are also dogs that are allergic to storage mites.  Storage mites occur when dry dog food is opened and then stored in an unsealed container. They usually take about 6 weeks to appear.

Sometimes allergies to storage mites masquerade as allergies to grains, so if you notice that your dog is feeling yucky about six weeks after you open their dog food, this may be why.

Should dogs eat rice?

Should dogs eat rice?

Rice is a great food for almost all dogs and is gentle on their tummies, so if you have a dog that pukes easily trying homemade rice based recipes can help.

Do dogs need meat in their diet?

A diet with meat is probably the easiest way to feed dogs, because without it they can miss the amino acid taurine.  Most vegetarian diets now have taurine added. But even if you’re a vegetarian it’s usually a good idea to feed your dog meat.

For more great recipes, try Homemade Chicken Dinner for Dogs and Beef Jerky Dog Treat.

Sandy
 

An avid dog lover and Puppy Momma to two adorable Miniature Schnauzers, Sandy is also a prolific writer. When she's not spending time with us here at PatchPyppy, she's with her husband, daughter, or step-sons. Writing under the name Sandy Dugan for most publications, she's also an author, artist, and entrepreneur.