Today we are sharing a favorite dinner treat that the fur kids get occasionally. This is not an everyday thing. I make a batch and then freeze it in portions. It's a guaranteed hit in our house.
This recipe is sourced from Real Food For Dogs (see below). It's called Chowhound Chicken soup. However, I make it thick so it is more like a casserole. I freeze it in portions and don't want any excess liquid. There are notes in the recipe of changes that I have made.
Chicken And Rice
2 chicken breast or thighs
5 cups of water
2 large carrots
1 celery stalk
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed (sometimes I use them, sometimes I don't)
2 cup rice ( I use brown rice), uncooked
- Combine the chicken, water, carrots, celery, and potatoes in a large pot.
- Cover and simmer over low heat for 2 hours stirring occasionally.
- add the rice and continuing simmering over low heat for 30 to 35 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
- Remove from the stovetop and let the soup cool.
- Pull the meat off the chicken bones. Put the meat back in the soup and toss the bones in the trash.
- stir the soup before serving.
- Store in the refrigerator or freeze the leftovers in portions.
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