DIY Homemade Dog Food Recipe

4.63 from 8 votes

Dog food made with antioxidants and lean protein.

Every mother wants the best for her children, and it’s no different when those kids happen to be fur babies.That includes knowing how to cook chicken thighs for dogs” That’s why we use human-grade food in all of our healthy homemade dog food recipes! Our DIY homemade dog food recipe   is not only great for your dog’s health, but it also contains ingredients that most dogs love. We’ve chosen foods packed with antioxidants thatprovide complex carbohydrates for energy.

For example, in this DIY homemade dog food recipe, we use skinless, boneless chicken thighs to provide your dog with lean protein and a flavor they’ll love. After all, everyone loves chicken! We’ll take you through how to cook chicken thighs for dogs here. Then, we add  carrots, green beans, and apples to provide them with a variety of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Your pup might also like to try our wildly popular Turkey and Veggie Dog Food Recipe made with Whole Food Ingredients!

DIY Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Note: Always check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet. Also, please be aware that your pet may have allergies to specific ingredients. You should always avoid including any foods that have caused reactions in your pets in the past. If you are unsure about a specific ingredient found in one of our recipes, introduce the food to your pets in small amounts first.

Proper Serving Sizes for this Dog Food Recipe

You may notice that the DIY homemade dog food recipe below doesn’t contain any serving sizes. That’s because each dog is different. Larger dogs require more feed than smaller dogs, and certain breeds of dogs eat more than others. We don’t want to make any assumptions that could harm your pet!

If you’re unsure of how much to feed your dog, check with your vet first. You can even bring in the recipe to make sure that it falls in line with his or her recommendations for your pet.

If you want to know how to cook chicken thighs for dogs, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, make sure the chicken is boneless and skinless. You can use either fresh or frozen chicken, but it’s important to thaw frozen chicken before cooking it.

Once the chicken is cooked, let it cool before serving it to your dog. You can either serve it plain or mix it with some cooked rice or vegetables for a balanced meal. Just make sure to remove any bones before feeding it to your dog – and thats the basis for how to cook chicken thighs for dogs!

Homemade Dog Food Recipe
4.63 from 8 votes

DIY Homemade Dog Food Recipe

Made with wholesome ingredients, this homemade dog food will leave your fur babies happy and content.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 8 servings
Serving Size 1 cup (approximately)
Course Pet Meals and Treats
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup green beans canned, diced
  • 1 apple peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped


  • Rinse chicken, place in a large pot, cover with water, and bring to a low boil. Cook until chicken is done, approximately 35 minutes. Pour off all but 1 cup broth.
  • Chop chicken into bite-size pieces. Add remaining ingredients, stir to combine.
  • After cooled, store in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator for up to three days or freeze for later use.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup (approximately) | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 116mg | Potassium: 404mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1517IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg |
Keywords Dog Recipes, Healthy Dog Food, Healthy Dog Meals, Healthy Dog Recipes

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In conclusion, cooking chicken thighs for your dog can be a healthy and tasty treat. Just be sure to use boneless and skinless chicken, and cook it until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the chicken cool before serving, and consider mixing it with some cooked rice or vegetables for a balanced meal. Removing any bones is essential to ensure your dog’s safety. Enjoy cooking for your furry friend!

MAKE-AHEAD: This DIY homemade dog food recipe can be divided up into individual portions. Simply create a freezer-safe bag with a portion for each day of the week. Refrigerate or freeze the mixture until you’re ready to use it. For best results, defrost any frozen baggies in the fridge overnight.

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  1. I confused on when to add the carrots. the receipe say to add carrots along with other items and cook for 35 minutes. Then it says to add carrots and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.

    1. The second paragraph should have read to "add the peas", not the carrots. It's been updated. Thanks!

  2. I make something similar except I keep and cool the excess broth then pour it into large sized ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen, I put the cubes in a freezer bag. It makes a wonderful treat that my lab, Annie, loves. I call them “pupcicles”.

    1. Raven, Please check with your vet before introducing any new recipe to your pet. If you’re going to make this recipe for your dog, be sure to introduce a little at a time. 🙂

  3. Do you use any supplements? I’ve been making my own dog food for a couple years and I’ve been using Azestfor. It’s a powdered formula that you can just mix right into the food. Just curious if you use any vitamins in your dog food.

    1. Vanessa, I’m still looking for the perfect vitamin supplement. Here’s some things to think about before purchasing any supplements for your dog:

      – Does it contain all the necessary vitamins plus calcium?
      – Check for any recalls from the company.
      – This dog food recipe book, Real Food by Dr. Becker, contains info on how to make your own daily vitamin and recipes. It’s a lot of work.
      – Vegedog is worth checking out.

      Hope this helps! 🙂

    1. Matthew, Of course! Some of my dog’s favorite veggies are cooked sweet potato, cauliflower, and beets. I’m so happy your pit loved the recipe. Would you like to see more dog recipes?

  4. More recipes please. These are simple, easy to prepare and very healthy. I do supplement with Calcium through Bone Meal or DIY crushed egg shells (baked), flaxseed or fish oil and DIY bone broth. Takes time but homemade is the best. Thanks for your posts.5 stars

    1. Lyn, You sure can. If you’re talking about ground chicken, just use the same amount as suggested for the Turkey.

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