Chicken, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Dog Treats

Chicken, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Dog Treats

Our poor dog had to have surgery to remove a ripped toenail right when we started our spring break trip. Thankfully we were cruising around in our motor home so we were able to keep her comfortable while healing. Now that we’re home and the bandages are removed, she isn’t able to do much right now and has to wear a cone to prevent her from damaging the wound.  Since she looks so sad and pitiful, I decided to cheer her up like I would my kids with homemade treats! I had a small little chicken breast leftover from a bigger package, along with some leftover brown rice, and a bit of cheddar cheese in the refrigerator. I decided to throw everything together along with some egg and flour to make some dog treats for Grace. She absolutely LOVES these treats and is constantly hoping to get another one every time I open the refrigerator. Looks like this recipe is a keeper.

Chicken, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Dog Treats

How to Make Chicken, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Dog Treats

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cook the chicken breast in boiling water for 4-5 minutes, or until cooked through. Cut into pieces and set aside to cool.

Combine the leftover cooked brown rice, cheddar cheese, and cooled chicken in a food processor; pulse until finely minced.

Place the flour in a large bowl and add the chicken broth and whisked egg; mix until nearly combined. Add the chicken mixture and mix until well combined; adding a bit more broth if needed.

Dust the counter with flour and roll out the dough to approximately 1/4″ thickness and use a small dog treat cutter to cut out treats.

Chicken, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Dog Treats

Place on the prepared baking sheet an inch apart. Place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.

Chicken, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Dog Treats

Allow them to cool on a rack completely before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.

Chicken, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Dog Treats
Patiently waiting….
Chicken, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Dog Treats

Chicken, Cheddar, and Brown Rice Dog Treats

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dog Treats
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients

  • 1 small chicken breast boiled & cut into bits
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice cooled
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth more if needed
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cook the chicken breast in boiling water for 4-5 minutes, or until cooked through. Cut into pieces and set aside to cool.
  • Combine the leftover cooked brown rice, cheddar cheese, and cooled chicken in a food processor; pulse until finely minced.
  • Place the flour in a large bowl and add the chicken broth and whisked egg; mix until nearly combined.
  • Add the chicken mixture and mix until well combined; adding a bit more broth if needed.
  • Dust the counter with flour and roll out the dough to approximately 1/4″ thickness and use a small dog bone cutter to cut out treats.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet an inch apart. Place into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp.
  • Allow them to cool on a rack completely before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks.
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8 Comments

  1. o poor thing….but those delicious dog biscuits are definitely a great cheer-up for her. Welcome back, Pam, miss your delicious homey dishes!

  2. Wow, I bet she enjoyed those. Have a good day Diane

  3. Bev likes to make things for the dogs so I’ll be sure she sees this

  4. Oh, your poor bowser! Sorry she has to endure that. But how nice of you to make her these wonderful looking treats. So good, I wouldn’t mind being a bowser myself. 🙂

  5. Grace is so lucky to have such a loving mom/family! Glad she is okay and that all of you had a wonderful vacation! I’ll have to make the yummy dog treats for our two boxers.

  6. Stacey Allin says:

    Just made these for my Puerto Rico rescue girl Taya and to give some to her little boyfriend play date Lokie as a present when he came over. I make a lot of different homemade treats for her. I substituted homemade bone broth for the chicken broth and used brown rice flour instead of white but otherwise followed the recipe. They were a hit, thanks