Chicken and Rice Diet

By Dr Eloise Bright 2 Min Read


Provides 6,645 kcal total – 10 serves, suitable for a 10kg moderately active adult dog


The following diet is based on Strombeck’s Home Prepared Diets for Dogs and Cats. This recipe is ideal for making up a batch of meals for the freezer. It may be necessary to add in a pet multivitamin to ensure your dog’s micro-nutrient needs are being met. Alternatively continue feeding your pet’s usual dry food diet and incorporate a portion of this diet to add variety, for example you could use 50% dry food and 50% home-cooked food. To estimate your dog’s total caloric requirements, a useful calculator is available here. Any diet changes should be made slowly over 7 days to allow your dog time to adjust.


1 kg of lean boneless raw chicken

7 tbsp. vegetable oil

2 cups frozen peas (thawed)

2 cups grated carrot

2 cups fresh/frozen spinach (thawed)

1 L water

2 tsp. potassium chloride salt substitute

1 teaspoon table salt

1 tbsp. bone meal powder

2 cans sardines in tomato sauce (220g total)

10 cups of cooked white rice


Frypan & large stockpot/saucepan


  1. Slice chicken and stir-fry in batches, using half the vegetable oil.
  2. Meanwhile heat the remaining oil in a large stockpot and add the vegetables, stirring for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the water, salt and bone meal powder and cook on a low heat for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from heat and add the rice and sardines.
  5. Divide into 10 equal portions and freeze.
  6. Thaw in the fridge (at less than 40°C), then reheat until hot and steamy.
  7. Serve at room temperature and discard uneaten food if not consumed within an hour.

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Dr Eloise is a Clinical Lead at Love That Pet and one of our resident pet care experts. She also curates the select range of vet recommended and approved products which feature on our site.
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