Tasty Tuesday: DogDaz Chicken & Rice

24 Jun

If you are a regular DogDaz blog reader then you know that Louise has a very sensitive stomach and Sofie has developed allergies to “who knows what and possibly everything.”  Every once and a while, I give their tummies a break with my simple DogDaz chicken and rice dinner.  This is not their regular diet since I do not add the required vitamins and minerals that a dog should have to maintain good health.  I use this to get their systems back on track. Some people say to fast your animal for 24 hours before starting any change, but I don’t do that. If your fur-baby’s tummy is out of whack, you might want to try this for a couple of days.

Note: Please make sure to get your dog proper animal care with a Vet when they are feeling poorly.  This post is by no means a cure for anything.  I believe that food is medicine, and medicine is food and just wanted to share a simple tummy tamer.


Ingredients (for 12 cups):

4 pieces plain boiled CHICKEN (As lean as possible. I cut all the fat and skin off.)

1 cup white RICE

(Optional) 1/2 to 3/4 cup 100% pure PUMPKIN (NOT pumpkin pie mix, which is full of sugar and other stuff)







Time to prepare: about 90 minutes all together

1. Prepare the Chicken

– Boil water (DO NOT ADD SALT.  Dogs do not need salt and too much can cause sodium ion poisoning).

– When boiling, reduce heat to simmer, cover pot and cook about 30 minutes or until the meat basically falls off the bone.

– Remove chicken and let cool.

– Save the broth (you will need some later and it also makes great chicken soup stock).  Skim the fat from the cooled chicken broth for the rice.

IMG_1006– When cooled, debone the chicken into small chunks and get rid of any still remaining skin or fat. (Think LEAN.)






2.  Prepare the Rice

IMG_1005 – Measure 2.5 cups (591.47 ml) of the broth (from previous step) into a pan and bring to a boil.

IMG_1003– Add 1 cup (236.58 ml) of white rice (easiest to digest for upset tummy) to broth and reboil.  Then cover tightly and simmer for 20 minutes.

– The rice will be soggy and soft when done.

– Let rice cool.




3.  Mix Chicken and Rice

IMG_1010– Add the rice to the chicken and blend them together with a fork.







IMG_10124. Add Pumplin (with or without help from a cat)









5.  Feed hungry dogs


– How much you feed them depends on the dog’s size,  I give Louise (who is 58 lbs) 1 1/2 cups and Sofie (47 lbs) 2/3 cup, but don’t have any idea of the calorie or protein count.

– Mix with at least 1/4 cup of warm water to make it saucy.





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Posted by on June 24, 2014 in Dogs


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14 responses to “Tasty Tuesday: DogDaz Chicken & Rice

  1. Genevieve Petrillo

    June 24, 2014 at 05:59

    Chicken and rice is a great tummy helper. I have never done it with pumpkin, but I will try that next time. Also, I like the idea of cooking the rice right in the chicken water. Yum.

    • dogdaz

      June 24, 2014 at 07:06

      I also boil their marrow bones and elk antlers in chicken stock once and awhile for added zip.

  2. fredrieka

    June 24, 2014 at 06:47

    There are canned pumpkin that are sugar free

    • dogdaz

      June 24, 2014 at 07:04

      Isn’t pure pumpkin sugar free?

      • fredrieka

        June 24, 2014 at 07:22

        some have spice and some additives.. I always read the label to be sure

  3. easyweimaraner

    June 24, 2014 at 06:48

    Great recipe, we often made chicken with rice. I always sorted out that rice-stuff and spat it on the floor, se we changed to chicken with carrots or grean beans. have a tasty tuesday and enjoy a very yummy meal!

    • dogdaz

      June 24, 2014 at 07:04

      Hahahaha – funny that you do not like rice. I have never heard that one before. Green beans are good too.

  4. Emmadog

    June 24, 2014 at 10:13

    Mom eats chicken with brown rice, sometimes we get some, and we love pumpkin. Glad to see you have a photo bombing cat, now I know it isn’t just happening at my house!

    • dogdaz

      June 24, 2014 at 20:58

      Yes, Nine is a bomber.

  5. readingwithrhythm

    June 24, 2014 at 10:20

    We get this very recipe sometimes too!! Yummmmmm! And we always get yogurt in our everyday meals. It’s supposed to have good tummy stuff in it. It sure helps with Walker’s farts!

    • dogdaz

      June 24, 2014 at 20:56

      Since mom is dairy free she is afraid of yogurt. But definitely a good option

  6. Sand Spring Chesapeakes

    June 24, 2014 at 13:16

    Looks like a great tasty treat! Congrats on you winning the paracord cat collar. Let me know what color you would like one color or two and what size. You can email me at Thank you for doing the auction

    • dogdaz

      June 24, 2014 at 20:55

      Will do.

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