In the Dog Dish: Chicken Veggie Medley

I left my baby. My little DeeDee that is. I left her Sunday and I can't imagine how she is taking it. I am on vacation with my mom. No (grand)kids. No husbands. YAY!! So in preparation for my absence, this is the first time she will be away from me, I am making dog food. Y'all dogs don't like to eat when their people are gone. I am sharing with you today Chicken Veggie Medley, a grain free option for your pampered pooches.

Chicken Veggie Medley

Ingredients:

  • 8 cups water
  • 4 chicken legs
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • 1 medium apple, finely chopped
  • 1 cup shredded spinach
  • 3/4 cup peas
  • 2 tbsp. wheat germ
Chicken Veggie Medley - boil your chicken in pot with garlic, rosemary, and celery for roughly 30 minutes.
Chicken Veggie Medley - boil your chicken in pot with garlic, rosemary, and celery for roughly 30 minutes.

First, boil your chicken in the water with the celery, garlic, and rosemary about 30 minutes. Let sit in pot for a few minutes. While this is cooking you can prep your veggies.

Second, pull the chicken out of the pot and place in strainer over a bowl to cool. While cooling pull out the celery and discard however you wish. I give my veggie leftovers to my chickens. Also pull out 2 cups of the liquid. You can keep and freeze this as a broth or poor over dry dog food later.

Chicken Veggie Medley- let the chicken cool so you don't burn your fingers shredding it!
Chicken Veggie Medley- let the chicken cool so you don't burn your fingers shredding it!

Third, pull apart your chicken and place in the remaining 6 cups of liquid in your pot. Add the bell pepper, carrots, and apple to the pot. Bring this to boil the reduce to simmer, stirring occasionally until carrots are soft. The smaller the carrot piece the less time it will take. Then add your spinach, peas, and wheat germ. You only need about 5-10 minutes for the spinach and peas otherwise they get too mushy.

Chicken Veggie medley - Let it all simmer together for a few minutes to let the flavors meld.
Chicken Veggie medley - Let it all simmer together for a few minutes to let the flavors meld.

Fourth, remove pot from heat and let in thoroughly cool before feeding to you dogs. We don't want burnt mouths because they don't have self-control. When cool plate and serve!

Chicken Veggie Medley all served up for your favorite pooch!

Chicken Veggie Medley all served up for your favorite pooch!

Some other great food for all options are Minute Steak Dog Fry, Scrappie Dog Food, + Dog- Gone Chili. Or you can search my blog for "real dog food" and get some more awesome options.

Pin Me! Chicken Veggie Medley
Pin Me! Chicken Veggie Medley