Chicken Wild Rice Dog Treat Recipe

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A couple months ago, I asked our friends on Facebook what type of dog treats they’d love to see and we received a ton of requests. Carob cupcakes, carrot treats, chicken wild rice, and so many other great ideas.

And then…life happened.

We had a few eventful weeks presented to us and before I knew it, I never shared this recipe with you. But I feel like I’m finally able to breath, regain focus and get back into a normal routine with life and this blog.

Lola and Rio literally sat in front of the oven the entire time these were baking. When I had to photograph them they were both on pins and needles waiting for me to give them one (I might have snuck them a little taste). If they could talk, I’d be willing to bet they’d tell you this is their favorite dog treat recipe yet.

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I loved making them, too. As you know if you’ve read my previous DIY dog treat recipes – I love simple. And healthy. You will not see me feeding Lola and Rio a cheeseburger, ice cream cone, or french fries (I save that for myself). I’m not judging you if you do, but I just don’t think they need it and I want my babies to live a long, healthy life.

This recipe was inspired and adapted from Kol’s Notes.

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Chicken Wild Rice Dog Treat Recipe
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Your pup will love these DIY chicken wild rice dog treats that resemble mini muffins!
Serves: 12
  • 1 cup wild rice, mashed (may sub with another rice)
  • 1 cup chicken, diced fine or shredded
  • 3 Tablespoons rice flour (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, diced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and stir until well incorporated.
  3. Using a spoon, press mixture into each cavity, packing tight and filling nearly to the top.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes or until top begins to turn golden brown.
  5. Let cool completely before serving.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days (or freeze).

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The rice flour was just brown rice flour from Bob’s Red Mill (if there’s ever a specialty flour you need, I guarantee they make it and it’s at most grocery stores).

To save time, I actually used canned chicken in this recipe. I was able to find an organic, canned chicken without any preservatives so I gave it a go.

And if you’re like me ten years ago (prior to living in Minnesota) and are going, “Huh? Where the heck can I find wild rice…wait, what is wild rice?!” just substitute with brown rice or whatever rice you’d like.

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33 Replies to “Chicken Wild Rice Dog Treat Recipe”

  1. What a great job on your treats! I am pinning this for reference should I decide to challenge them. They sound easy especially with canned chicken. I can just imagine your dogs watching the oven. BOL!

  2. This is a silly question but I’m assuming the rice should be cooked first right? Also, is garlic safe for dogs to add to this? My parents always swore feeding the dogs meatballs with garlic every Sunday was their flea repellent.

    1. Hi Tracey – yes, the rice is fully cooked first. And I believe garlic is okay for dogs but only in small quantities – this is a debated topic though (here’s a great article on it: Another great flea repellent is apple cider vinegar! You can just add a little to their water or spoon on top of their food. Otherwise, you can also make a spray out of it by mixing with water. Best of luck!

  3. Just made your chickhen and wild rice treats which have turned out nice .
    I could only get wild rice with basmanti in it , also there is no oven temp on the method, I cooked them at gas 4 for around 25 mins is that okay.

    1. Hi Karen,
      Thanks for the comment! And so sorry I forgot to add the oven temp! It’s 350 deg F and has been updated on the site :). Have a great weekend!

  4. I’m actually waiting for these to come out of the oven right now! I used brown rice and salmon instead of the wild rice and chicken. They smell good enough for ME to eat, but I don’t think I will!

      1. My dog LOVES these! I did end up taking a small taste out of curiosity and they weren’t bad, but if I made them for myself I would add some garlic and herbs which are good for me, but not so good for my dog!

        1. Hi Beth! I thought the same thing – they need seasoning but could definitely double as human food :).

          Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I made a varient of this using pumpkin, green beans, and carrots with the chicken. Needed more brown rice flour but with the green beans and carrots it was very liquidity. It turned out great though and my bc/cd mix loved them. My neighbors dog and their cat enjoyed them too! 🙂

  6. Hi , looks like a great recipe, one that my Pyrs will enjoy! One question though, you said press mixture into each cavity, etc ~~ but you don’t say what to use~ perhaps a mini muffin tin or ?? Thank you for your feedback~ oh I see at the top ((resemble mini muffins))) oops !

  7. I think since beans are so good for dogs I will add some black beans (mashed), can double as another agent to help them stay moist but hold together.

  8. I plan on making these with quinoa in place of the rice, since it’s not a grain and cheese in place of the flour. Hope it turns out ok.

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