If you’re looking to give making your own dog food a whirl, this recipe is loaded with lean protein and nourishing vegetables, and incorporates a healthy grain (cooked oats), rather than corn.
Place chicken breasts in a large saucepan; add water until chicken is covered. Bring to a boil over high, and once water boils, reduce heat to medium. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat, and let chicken cool in chicken broth in saucepan for 30 minutes.
Transfer chicken to a cutting board, reserving broth. Chop chicken into small pieces. Combine chicken, oats, shredded vegetables, peas, and parsley in a large bowl. Add reserved chicken broth, 1/2 cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached based on your dog’s palate.
To store dog food: Place in ziplock plastic bags, seal and store in refrigerator up to 3 to 4 days, or in freezer up to 3 weeks. Check with your veterinarian to determine your dog’s nutritional needs and serving size.