Chicken Stew for Dogs Recipe
To remove the chicken's slimy layer, place the whole chicken in a stockpot, cover it with water, and add 2 tablespoons of kosher salt. Allow the chicken to soak for up to 20 minutes and then rinse it thoroughly.
YIELDS ► 24 servings
SERVING SIZE ► 2 tablespoons
RECOMMENDED FOR ► Sensitive stomachs, Diet-friendly
- 1 3-pound organic chicken
- 1 16-ounce carton plus 2 tablespoons organic chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, sliced
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- ¼ cup frozen peas
- 1 tablespoon flour
Rinse the chicken thoroughly, place it in a heavy stockpot and add the carton of chicken broth and the bay leaf. If the chicken is not fully submerged, add water. Cover the pot, bring the water to a boil, and reduce the heat to a simmer.
While the chicken is simmering, heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and carrots. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons chicken broth and the peas. Whisk in the flour as the broth thickens.
Add a ladle of the liquid from the stockpot to the skillet and whisk until thoroughly combined.
Add the vegetable mixture to the stockpot. Cover and continue cooking at a low simmer for 2 hours or until the chicken is tender. Allow to cool.
When the chicken is cool enough to handle, remove and discard the skin and bones. Tear the meat into bite-size pieces and add it back to the stew mixture. Serve over kibble.
Why No Onions?
Onions can be toxic to dogs. They cause Heinz body anemia. Heinz bodies are small bubble-like projections that protrude from red blood cells, creating a weak spot in the cells that makes them susceptible to rupture. If numerous blood cells rupture, anemia can result and can be life threatening in severe cases.