Chicken Puppy Stew

I love making dog food! My pups are truly spoiled with what they get to eat...and I love that they can not comment back if it's not 100% delicious.I was feeling a bit creative this afternoon, we have a LOT of butternut squash and cherry tomatoes. A lot. So I started at pinterest looking for some interesting recipes. Now there are a few things dogs can't eat and some things that are use in moderation that you will find in most recipes. So I usually skip or reduce those ingredients. I found this one neat recipe that inspired Chicken Puppy Stew.

Chicken Puppy Stew

Ingredients:

  • 3 Chicken Breasts, cut into 1 1/2" long strips
  • 1 clove of Garlic
  • 3 cups Water +1/2 cup {can sub. with Chicken Broth}
  • 1 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 2 tsp Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Sage
  • 4 cups Butternut Squash, 1/2"-1" cubes
  • 1 medium Carrot, chopped
  • 1 cup Brown Rice, uncooked
  • 1 heaping tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
  • 8 Bell or Cherry Tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Peas

I try to make my recipes as simple as possible. I hate making dirty dishes and it's easier to share if it's easier to cook!

I started by putting the water, chicken, garlic {clove}, oregano, rosemary, and sage into my dutch oven. Chicken Puppy Stew - seasonings

This is about the size of garlic clove I put in.

Chicken Puppy Stew - garlicWhile the chicken was simmering in the dutch oven I steamed my butternut squash. After about 10 minutes I pulled about half of the squash out and put into a bowl. At this point I put the brown rice in with the chicken.

When the rest of the butternut squash was all steamed, I put it into a second bowl {2 bowls of butternut squash}. Then I put the carrots into the steamer.

While the carrots steamed I put the first bowl of squash into my trusty cast iron and roasted it in the coconut oil and butter.

Chicken Puppy Stew - squash

The second bowl of butternut squash got smashed and thrown into the dutch oven. Chicken Puppy Stew with squash

Then I added the diced tomatoes.Chicken Puppy Stew - diced tomatoes

And the frozen peas.

Chicken Puppy Stew

I let it simmer for about 15 minutes on low and it was done!

Chicken Puppy StewΒ does thicken up quite a bit at the end of cooking so added about 1/2c more water at the end. All the recipes I have here for dog food have been people and puppy approved. My hubbies only complaint was lack of pepper or Montana steak seasoning...which isn't the greatest for pups but feel free to add to your own plate!