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Chicken Dog Treats

Any dog will love these chicken dog treats (and any owner will love how easy they are to make)! Just 4 ingredients and ready in under and hour.

Treats between a dogs paws on grass.

You know when you start cooking chicken and your dog comes running? No… Just me? Ok, well Rhubarb can smell chicken cooking from a mile away. She loves it and I am pretty confident most dogs also do!

But, instead of giving in to table scraps of chicken, try making these super simple homemade chicken dog treats! They do not require any special molds or pans, simply mix together the ingredients, roll into balls, and bake!

This easy chicken dog treats recipe creates an ultra-chewy treat that’s healthy and high reward (that’s what we call a triple whammy).

Chicken treats in a ball shape up close and on a lined baking tray.

Ingredients for Chicken Dog Treats

What’s so great about this recipe is you can make a large batch of plain chicken, some for you and some for your pup. As long as it has no seasonings, then you can shred any leftover chicken from your meal prep or dinner and throw it in these treats with some other simple ingredients!

  • Chicken: For the chicken, I prefer to use skinless chicken breast because I don’t really care to spend my time removing fat, but you could use any cut you like. Just remove most of the fat before making these treats. You could also use ground turkey here!
  • Flour: I use whole wheat flour because it provides a wider range of nutrients but you could certainly use all-purpose or grain-free flour like chickpea, coconut, or almond.
  • Carrots: Of course, we need to hide some veggies in these treats! Carrots are great for eyesight and the immune system.
  • Eggs: Just as in normal baking and meatball recipes, eggs act as the binder. That is the same for this recipe (while also giving a boost of protein!)
Ingredients for these treats including shredded chicken, carrots, flour, and eggs.

How to make Chicken Dog Treats

These are seriously so easy to make! Just grab that large batch of chicken, pre-shredded carrots, eggs, and flour, and mix.

Step 1: Prep
Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until evenly combined. Add a splash of water as needed to create a cohesive mixture.

Shredded chicken, eggs, carrots, and flour in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

Step 2: Shape
Scoop heaping tablespoons of the dough, rolling them into balls.

Chicken mixture all mixed together in a large bowl.

Step 3: Bake
Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet (these won’t rise much, so they can be relatively close together). Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until dry to the touch.

Step 4: Serve
Allow chicken dog treats to cool fully before serving. Always serve treats to your dog under supervision to prevent choking.

Chicken dog treat balls lined up on parchment paper on a baking tray.

Recipe Tips

Storage: Store these in an air-tight container for up to 5 days in the fridge (if they can last that long). I like to put them in a ziplock bag with the date written on them so I do not keep the chicken dog treats homemade past 5 days. They can also be frozen, just be sure to thaw them before serving to prevent choking.

Nutrition Boosters: You can try adding in some fun mix in’s to these chicken treats, like green-lipped mussels, egg shell powder, or fish oil. Or add more veggies, like shredded zucchini!

Chicken dog treats between dog paws on grass.

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Chicken Dog Treats

Chicken Dog Treats

Yield: 20 treats
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Any dog will love these chicken dog treats (and any owner will love how easy they are to make)! Just 4 easy to find ingredients.

Materials

  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups flour*
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Prep: Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C). Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until evenly combined. Add a splash of water as needed.
  2. Shape: Scoop heaping tablespoons of the dough, rolling them into balls.
  3. Bake: Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet (these won't rise much, so they can be relatively close together). Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until dry to the touch.
  4. Serve: Allow chicken dog treats to cool fully before serving. Always serve treats ti your dog under supervision to prevent choking.

Notes

*Flour: While we like using whole wheat flour, which provides a wider range of nutrients than all-purpose flour, feel free to use whatever flour you have on hand. Grain-free flours also work well (like chickpea, coconut, oat flour, or almond flour).

Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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