Recipe: Chicken and Kale Stir Fry for Dogs

Everyone enjoys a good stir fry, even our dogs. This chicken and kale stir fry for dogs recipe would make a great meal for your pets or your human family members.

Homemade dog food is a great option, when it's properly prepared.

It's important to consult an expert on canine nutrition before switching your pet to a homemade diet. Not all human foods are safe for dogs, and you need to make sure you're feeding a balanced diet.

If you serve your dog homemade meals that aren't nutritionally balanced, he will become nutrient deficient in just a matter of days. This could lead to a lot of serious health conditions.

For example, a lack of Vitamin B12 can cause anemia. If your dog isn't getting enough Vitamin C he could develop skin infections. A deficiency in Vitamin A could cause eye problems, and a lack of vitamin D could lead to weak bones.

Similarly, too much of a certain vitamin or mineral could lead to toxicity.

This is why it's so important to work with an expert before changing your dog's diet. Commercial pet foods have to meet certain nutritional standards set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials.

Chicken and Kale Stir Fry for Dogs Recipe

Chicken Stir Fry Ingredients

Stir fry is made with a variety of vegetables. I use kale, zucchini and peas in this recipe.

You could substitute other vegetables, like carrots, green beans or sweet potatoes.

You could also substitute another protein source. If your dog prefers beef or venison, you could use that instead.


Recipe: Chicken and Kale Stir Fry for Dogs

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As I mentioned, this recipe would be great for humans or dogs. It's a meal you can share with your pup!

By making a few ingredient substitutions, you can have multiple stir fry recipes to choose from.

  • Author: Samantha Randall
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: about 10 cups of food 1x
  • Category: Cooked Food
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Dog Food


  • 1 lb. chicken
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 3 cups kale (chopped)
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 zucchinis (chopped)


Boil the quinoa according to the instructions on the packaging.

While that's cooking, slice the chicken into small strips. In a large frying pan, brown the chicken.

Add the vegetables and continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes. Once the vegetables have softened a bit, stir in the quinoa.

Remove the chicken stir fry recipe from the heat. Once it has fully cooled, you can serve it to your pet.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 48
  • Sugar: .7 g
  • Sodium: 20 mg
  • Fat: .6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.3 g
  • Fiber: 1.4 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 4 mg

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Serving Size Recommendation: You can serve this homemade dog food recipe to your pet as soon as it has cooled.

I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food for every 20-25 pounds of body weight.

This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. So, a 25-pound dog would eat about 1/2 cup in the morning and 1/2 cup in the evening.

This is just a guideline. Some dogs, like working dogs and very active breeds, will need more calories than this. Lazier pets and senior dogs may not need as many.

It's best to consult your veterinarian about the appropriate serving size for your dog.

They will also help you evaluate the meal to ensure it meets your pet's unique nutritional needs.

If necessary, they will assist you in choosing the best supplements and/or multivitamins to add.

How to store: You can store the leftover chicken stir fry recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days or freeze them, and they’ll keep for up to 3 months.

Remember that this dog food recipe includes no preservatives, so it won't last nearly as long as commercial dog food.

For More Information

We publish many homemade dog food and treat recipes every month.

For more recipes, pet food cooking tips, and advice, see our “Recipes” section.

If you're new to home-cooked dog food subject, I recommend you read more about “How Much To Feed” to understand serving sizes, “What Supplements To Use” to create well-balanced meals, and “How To Store” for tips on simple and easy homemade dog food storing in a fridge or a freezer.

Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.