Recipe: Best Home Cooked Dog Food

Best Home Cooked Dog Food

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This best home cooked dog food recipe uses chicken as the protein source. The best part of making homemade dog food is that you can substitute ingredients if you’d like (such as exchanging chicken with beef or venison). So if your dog is allergic to chicken or just prefers a different meat, feel free to use something else instead.


  • 1 cup of brown rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 pound of green beans (chopped)
  • 1 raw sweet potato (chopped with skin on)
  • 3 carrots (chopped)
  • 3 pounds boneless chicken breast


Layer all the ingredients in a crockpot in the above listed order. Chicken breasts should be on top. Cover all of it with water and cook on low heat for 8 hours.

With higher heat, you can cook for just 5 hours, but you’ll need to stir the food frequently. Once the meal is cooked, mix and stir the ingredients once again and shred the chicken.

Once the food has cooled you can serve it to your pet or prepare it for freezing. As I mentioned, you can substitute some of the ingredients. Broccoli florets, zucchini, spinach or squash can all work quite well in this slow cooker dog food recipe. You can also swap the chicken breasts with turkey, beef or lamb, but be careful not to increase the fat content of the dish too much.