Chicken & Garden Green Risotto For Dogs Recipe

risotto dog food

Awww… Summertime what a fantastic time of the year. There’s BBQ’s happening in the garden, beautiful walks on the beach and a bounty of fresh garden produce everywhere.

Funny enough it also reminds me of Italy. It seems my peep was always scheduling a little trip to Italy during the summer, and considering Italy is a dog friendly place to be I was able to sample many of Italy’s historical culture, cities, countryside and their tasty food.

Besides my ultimate favourite steak Florentine, I would have to say I love their risotto and pasta dishes too, especially when mixed with chicken or beef.


Chicken:  About 1 kg of boneless chicken thighs and/or breast

Rice:  Brown rice 300g

Spinach:  About 400g/14oz

Peas: 200g/7oz

Basil: about 1 tbsp chopped fresh

Parmesan Cheese: 50g (for less calories omit or substitute with yogurt)


1. Preheat oven to 180° C or (375° F), grab a large bake pan and add a glug of oil. Bake chicken for 35 minutes or until juices run clear.

risotto for dogs raw chicken

2. Prepare brown rice according to package.

risotto for dogs cook rice

3. Wash spinach add basil and chop in food processor. Adding a little of the chicken juice helps blend the greens together. Hold off on the peas, we’ll add that later.

risotto for dogs blend greens

4. Add chopped spinach, basil and peas to rice. Mix together

risotto for dogs mix peas

5. Once chicken is cooked cut into bite size pieces. You can also cut chicken into bite size pieces before cooking if you like.

risotto for dogs cut chicken


6. Mix chicken, rice, Parmesan cheese to rice. I also add the chicken juice from the pan as well.

risotto for dogs is ready

Recipe can be either doubled or cut in 1/2 depending on the size of your dog. Will last three days in fridge but can also be frozen into single serving sizes.

 For the Peeps