Don’t waste your money or risk your dog’s health on expensive, poor quality, pre-packaged dog treats. With a few simple ingredients you can cook up a batch of tail-waggin’, tongue-smackin’ pupcakes for your fur-kid.
Chicken and Pea Pupcakes for my furry friend!
My Chicken and Pea Pupcakes are the perfect treat for your dog. The recipe is super flexible and can be made to suit your dog’s taste and any dietary requirements.
Ingredients 1.5 cup boneless chicken meat/ trimmings*
1 cup water
2 cups peas and other dog safe vegetables
(Note: I used the chicken trimmings that were left over from preparing chicken breasts and thighs for my family’s dinner)
A real meat based treat your dog will love
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (350 F).
Process the chicken trimmings in a food processor to a fairly smooth, paste like consistency. You may need to add some of the water to the bowl to assist with the processing.
Prepare the vegetables. I used a mixture of peas, grated carrot and leftover roasted corn. If your dog has grain/ corn sensitivities you can leave this out and replace with other dog-safe vegetables like parsley, broccoli, pumpkin, green beans, etc. You can even add chopped apples.
Lots of veggies to keep your dog healthy- use any combination you want
Put the chicken mixture into a bowl with the vegetables. Stir to combine. If your mixture is too thick, you can add a little water. Do this small amounts at a time to avoid your mixture becoming too wet.
Lovely little pupcakes ready for baking
Line a baking tray with baking paper. Using wet hands form the mixture into small balls (roughly the size of meatballs you would use in spaghetti). If you want to keep your hands clean you can use a spoon to drop portions of the mixture (similar to a drop cookie method).
Bake for 25-28 minutes until golden brown.
Yields: 36 pupcakes
I'm such a lucky dog!
I like to store a few pupcakes in the fridge in an airtight container for use in 2-3 days. I store the rest in the freezer for easy access. My dog loves these straight from the freezer, especially on a hot day. Alternatively, you can thaw in the refrigerator.
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