Chicken, Kale, Pear and Rice Bowl


Makes 4-10 portions depending on size – Made Willow who is 9kg 7 meals 

Ready In:

30 Minutes

Effort Level:


Good For:

A great all rounder with plenty of lean protein, fruit, veggies and grains

About this Recipe

Kale – Love it or hate it, it’s super good for us, and likewise, our dogs. Its also in season right now so I really wanted to make a super healthy recipe with it.

I’ve recently done some more research into the best way to ensure home cooked pet food covers all needs in terms of vitamins and minerals and chatted it through with my vet.  This all pointed me in the clear direction of not just relying on vegetables, but also adding fruit into recipes, and the pears at my local greengrocers looked really luscious.

This is also a great option if you are looking for a lean recipe , with it using chicken breast. Another great chicken recipe here.

If you do want to check how lean your dogs is, there are some quick easy visual checks you can do – here.

If you are new to home cooking for your dog and feel a little nervous about it, we really recommend the Lily’s Kitchen Dinner for Dogs book. It gives lots of great information on why it can be beneficial as well as some really useful feeding guidelines.


  •  1 Tbsp Coconut Oil 
  • 225g Chicken Breast – diced small
  • 200g Brown rice – rinsed and drained
  • 1 Large Carrot
  • 1 Large Courgette
  • 2 Pears – peeled and cored
  • 80g Kale -thick stems removed and chopped
  • 4 Tbsp Flaxseed Oil

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180.

Step 2

Boil the rice to the packet instructions

Step 3

Dice the Carrot, Courgette, and Pears into small doggy-sized pieces. Toss in the Coconut Oil (you may want to melt down for a few seconds in the microwave) and roast on a baking tray for 10-15 minutes until softened

Step 4

10 minutes before the rice is done, add in the diced Chicken and Kale

Step 5

Once the Rice, Chicken and Kale are done, drain and add to a mixing bowl (or back in the pan to save washing up) along with the Roasted Veggies and Pear

Step 7

Once cooled, add in the 4tbsp Flaxseed Oil – This is great for adding a boost of Omega 3

Step 8

Portion up – This made 7 portions for Willow who is 9kg. I never weigh out now as used to how much home made food to give her -as a guide though, they should need slightly less food v kibble due to the higher nutrients. As a broad rule of thumb you should start with 2% of your dogs bodyweight per day – obviously this will differ based on activity levels etc.  

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