Slow Cooker Doggie Stew Recipe

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This dog food recipe is made with clean, whole food ingredients. It’s simple to replace some of the ingredients with others that your dog enjoys. For example, some dogs prefer squash over sweet potatoes or zucchini instead of green beans. We use boneless and skinless chicken thighs, since it’s so much easier without deboning and removing the skin. This doggie stew recipe is an excellent replacement for commercially made doggie stew.

NOTE: Check with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet. Also, please be aware of any allergies your pet may have to specific ingredients and avoid ingredients which 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.

Slow Cooker Doggie Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Doggie Stew Recipe


  • 6 pounds chicken thighs, (deboned and skinless)
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, scrubbed and coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups frozen green beans
  • 2 apples, cored and seeded (make sure all seeds are removed)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Rinse chicken, carrots, and sweet potato, add to the slow cooker along with, green beans and apples. Add just enough water to cover ingredients. Cover and cook on low 8 - 10 hours.
  2. Add frozen peas about 20 minutes before the end of cooking time. Using a slotted spoon remove ingredients and place in a large bowl. Once cooled, either add ingredients to a food processor or use a fork and mash the ingredients to desired consistency. Add olive oil and stir to combine.
  3. Place stew in freezer safe ziplock bags. The serving sizes will depend on the size of your dog. Remove individual ziplock bag from the freezer the night before serving and allow to defrost in the refrigerator overnight.

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14 Comments on "Slow Cooker Doggie Stew Recipe"

  1. Colleen  December 6, 2016

    Would it bad to thicken the aujus gravy? Maybe add a little flour or cornstarch?

    • Gale Compton  December 9, 2016

      Colleen, Hmmmm…I wouldn’t, simply because dog’s don’t care if it’s thickned or not. I prefer to keep it as natural as possible. It may look more
      appetizing to us humans but I can assure you, your dog won’t care or notice. 🙂

  2. BONNIE NIMERFROH  May 14, 2017


  3. Mrs P  December 16, 2017

    My dogs love this. They normally get just dry food so this is special treat for them. I give it to the once a week.

  4. arlene  January 19, 2018

    Dog has allergy to chicken, beef a good substitute? He is on purina salmon ,sensitive stomach

    • Gale Compton  January 20, 2018

      Arlene, That’s a tough one. Possibly duck or pork? According to my research, introducing a totally different kind of protein may help with
      allergies. As far as a sensitive stomach, maybe the more bland the better. I can’t say for certain regarding sensitivity.

      I have a dog with food allergies and have been removing one ingredient at a time. Hopefully we’ll get to the
      bottom of it sooner than later. Poor baby. 🙁

  5. Rachael  March 22, 2018

    Ohhh lovely recipe, i used the left over liquid to make brown rice and added that to the meal…
    Dogs loved it , thank you ?

  6. Alluson  May 7, 2018

    Can this be used every day?

    • Gale Compton  May 7, 2018

      Alluson, Since every dog has different nutritional needs, I would recommend checking with your vet. Holistic vets are more likely to recommend homemade diets, as compared to a conventional vet.

  7. Tara  August 15, 2018

    I’ve been making dog food for about 20 yrs now, but got very serious about it when my current dog was diagnosed with disbiosis as a puppy. She spent a year eating only turkey and green veggies, and high doses of acidophilus, because her system was so sensitive. She’s 14yrs now, and still going strong.

    So I have a few suggestions that i’ve learned:
    – I use an emersion blender, makes things much easier.
    – adding frozen spinach or Swiss chard, ensures they get their dark green leafy veggies.
    – they prefer if I add seasoning (but no salt), thinks like Italian seasoning. One of my dogs even prefers his a little spicy, so I add a few chilli flakes sometimes.
    – if it’s too runny, I add powdered (unflavoured) gelatin. This thickens up when cool and has a lot of health benefits.
    – everyone’s heard of the Bone Broth craze and all of the health benefits. Well same goes for the dogs… I often use bone in, skin on, thighs. And then just pull the meat from the bones when cooled. This leaves a lot of the goodness and natural gelatine right in the food.
    – and here’s my final comment…..that they just love and so good for them! When I find chicken wings, thighs, or drumsticks on sale, I buy enough to fill my slow cooker. Cover with water, then put it on high for about 18-24 hours. The dogs start licking there lips towards the end…..when it comes out, the bones are so soft you can crush them with your fingers. This ensures they get all the goodness without any risks. Then I just cook all the veggies separately and add to the meat.

    • Nichole Furlong  August 16, 2018

      Thank you for the tips, Tara!


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