Dogs need plenty of protein in their diets, and there are many reasons to treat your dogs to delicious meats such as chicken. Chicken makes for a high value reward for positive reinforcement training, and this choice of poultry is perfectly paired with rice to help a dog with tummy issues. This time around I was baking chicken for Wynston’s professional photo shoot. With this treat in hand, Wynston is always focused on me. So now I’m teaching you how to bake chicken for dogs!
You may be thinking, “Well, I bake chicken for myself all the time! I’ll just give my dog some of that!” Think before doing that because many yummy chicken entrees are seasoned with lots of herbs and extras like salt. This recipe is very bland and perfect for pups. (Although I will admit it still turned out juicy and moist!)
Recipe to Bake Chicken for Dogs
- Boneless chicken breasts (I used Foster Farms, as they are free of additives and hormones.)
- A non-stick agent (I used fat-free olive oil cooking spray because I feel it’s healthier than butter.)
- Pyrex glass baking dish
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Lightly coat the bottom of the glass cooking dish with the non-stick agent you chose to use.
- Lay the chicken breasts in the dish.
- Cook uncovered for 20-30 minutes. Smaller pieces of chicken may require less time to fully cook. When you take the chicken out of the oven, cut it down the middle to ensure it’s cooked inside. If it’s not, return it to the oven so it can cook longer.
- Let the chicken cool for about 15-20 minutes.
- Cut the breasts on a cutting board into pieces that are most fitting for your dog.
- Add to rice for a healthy meal for your pup or use small pieces for training. Enjoy!
If you’d like to bake chicken for you AND your dog at the same time, you can absolutely season it to your liking but be sure to leave an unseasoned piece for your pups 🙂
For more DIY treat recipes, visit my Homemade Dog Treats page!