Homemade Cat Food: Chicken Stew With Rice And Beans

    Homemade Cat Food: Chicken Stew With Rice And Beans

    This easy chicken stew loaded with protein, fiber and key vitamins is sure to be a hit among your kitties. Cats generally relish stew's saucy texture. And the combo of chicken and veggies makes for a balanced, wholesome dinner. Let's learn how to cook this simple but delicious meal!

    Homemade cat food


    • 2 cups brown rice
    • 8 carrots, scrubbed, not peeled
    • 500g boneless chicken, washed properly
    • 1⁄4 cup matar (green peas)
    • handful French beans (finely chopped)

    Let's Make Some Tasty Stew!


    1. In the pot, add the chicken pieces and enough water to cover the meat. Bring to a boil over high flame. Then reduce flame, cover and cook until chicken is tender and moist.

    2. While chicken is cooking, prep the veggies. Chop carrots, French beans into small bits that are easy for cats to swallow.

    3. Add the chopped veggies into the stew pot with cooked chicken. Also add matar, brown rice and mix well. Simmer till rice is cooked.

    4. If cooking rice separately, just simmer stew till veggies are tender.

    5. Finally, blend the stew mixture nicely in a mixer so it forms a thick, porridge-like consistency. Adjust water according to desired consistency. 

    6. Before serving your kitty, let the stew come down to room temperature. Serve in your cat’s favorite bowl.

    And there you have it - a protein-packed chicken stew with fiber-rich veggies that your kitty will relish. Adjust portions as per your cat's size and appetite. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 2 days.


    Why Is This Stew So Nutritious for Cats?


    Chicken: Great source of lean protein for building muscle mass. Provides amino acids, iron, zinc, vitamins.


    Carrots: Excellent for eyesight. Also helps with digestion. Vitamin A boost.


    Beans and Peas: Plant proteins and lots of fiber to aid digestion. Promotes heart health.


    Brown Rice: Known to help manage hairballs. More fiber than white rice and better nutrients.


    The careful balance of ingredients ensures your cat gets all key macros and micronutrients. No need for synthetic vitamin supplements!


    Tips for Feeding Your Feline the Right Nutrition


    When looking for the perfect cat food or cooking up homemade meals, keep these tips in mind:


    • Look for whole, natural ingredients - real meats, veggies, grains. Avoid by-products.

    • Cats need plenty of proteins and amino acids - choose recipes accordingly.

    • Supplement with fatty acids like fish oil for skin and coat health.

    • Introduce new foods gradually to check for allergies.

    • Feed cats small, frequent meals to mimic natural eating patterns.

    • Ensure access to fresh, clean water always. Cats are prone to dehydration.

    • Adjust portions based on age and activity levels of your cat.

    • Avoid feeding too much fatty food as it can cause tummy issues.

    So whip up this nutritious chicken stew to provide your feline friend a flavourful, balanced homemade meal. Mix up recipes with different protein sources to offer variety. With thoughtful homemade food, your cat is sure to lead an active, happy life!

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    Hi Ingrid,

    As long as your cat is getting the nutrients they need according to their breed, size, and age, it should be fine!

    However, as a word of caution, we usually do not recommend feeding cooked bones to pets, due to an increased risk of choking from small bits and pieces.

    Hope this helps!


    Ive been boiling chicken and some livers with carrots,sweet potatoes and barley and then put everything including chicken bones into a blender, so it makes more like a pate…Is this ok?

    Ingrid isabelle Lahaye

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