This crockpot chicken stew uses a whole chicken and cooks down until the bones are soft enough to eat.

crock pot chicken for dogs
Crockpot Chicken Stew
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This crockpot chicken stew uses a whole chicken and cooks down until the bones are soft enough to eat.
crock pot chicken for dogs
Crockpot Chicken Stew
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This crockpot chicken stew uses a whole chicken and cooks down until the bones are soft enough to eat.
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Optional: Remove skin prior to cooking.
  2. Remove bag of giblets if present. Take them out of the bag, and then add them to this recipe.
  3. Place chicken in crockpot and fill crockpot about 1/3 of the way with water.
  4. Turn crockpot to high. Once it comes up to a boil, turn to low.
  5. Cook 24 hours on low, or until bones are soft. Check back with chicken every few hours if possible, to monitor liquid level. Some chickens will create a large amount of broth, while others don't. Keep the water level high enough to cook the chicken, but not high enough to boil over, and not so low that it sticks.
  6. If time allows, add brown rice about halfway through the cooking process. If you need to add it in the beginning, that's okay.
  7. Ideally, add raw vegetables about 1 to 2 hours prior to end of cooking. You want them cooked just enough so they turn a bright color, but are not overcooked.
Recipe Notes

This is a workhorse of a recipe. Easy, cost effective, and super nutritious! Because we use the whole chicken, your dog (and you should you choose to partake) are getting the benefits of the gelatin and minerals found in bone. One important aspect of this recipe is to cook it for up to 24 hours or until the bones become soft enough to eat. Hard, cooked bones are a choking hazard, but soft, mushy bones are nutritional powerhouses. More to come about this recipe in future posts. Stand by!

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