Chili Recipe For Dogs

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

It’s not football season (just yet), but there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy some chili. And did you know that our dogs can even get in on the goodness? Of course, their version isn’t as hot or as gut-wrenching gassy as ours (thank goodness), but our Dog Chili Recipe will have your pooch cheering for another bowl. It’s a wonderful treat on a rainy or cold day, or when you want to sit down with your furry BFF and watch your favorite team battle it out.

Dog Chili Recipe


4 chicken breasts

1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 cup of carrots, diced or grated

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 small can of tomato paste

1 teaspoon thyme

1 cups of chicken broth

3 cups of water


  1. Cut chicken breasts into small pieces and try to remove as much fat as you can from the meat.
  2. Heat olive oil on skillet and cook chicken breasts over medium-high heat until no longer pink.
  3. Add the chicken, beans, carrots, thyme tomato paste, and chicken broth and water into a large pot and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes.
  4. Allow chili to cool to room temperature before serving.

This Dog Chili Recipe was much easier to make than the one I make for Super Bowl Sunday – and much healthier! And remember, you can always store and freeze portions to save for a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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