Duck Dynasty Dog eats Hippo!
Oh George! It IS chicken and rice! I have been meaning to make George some treats and the other night they just came together.
Oh and that’s not the Duck Dynasty dog exactly, it’s his cousin. My sweet Standard Poodle, George. Insiders have always known Geo came from Baton Rouge- home of some of the finest Standard Poodles bred around these parts. He’s named for George Washington, another red-head. We’re “kin” to Cooper the real “Duck Dynasty poodle” who is actually quite famous. We are not famous- but George is a retriever for sure. He was stalking live birds this morning out in the yard! He won’t leave me alone if he can even SEE where I have hidden the ball. (“throw it!!!”)
That hippo is an adorable cut out of chicken, rice and a couple of gluten-free flours. These came together so easily because I had everything ready to go. I based the recipe from this book. It’s a wonderful collection of great recipes. It’s been my “go-to” lately for ideas in the doggy treat department. It is NOT the book shown in the photo below. That is the Dalia Bakery Cookbook. My friend mentioned it on Facebook and since I always do what Heather Anne Thomas tells me to do! :-) I have not really had a good look at it yet… but you’ll be the first to know!
I planned the broth earlier in the week. Wednesday, I used the back and wings from a spatchcocked pasture- roaming chicken, simmered them with the celery ends, a bay leaf and a parmesan cheese rind to make it nice.
For the treats I had some of the leftover chicken and plain rice on the stove from dinner. I always keep gluten free oat flour and brown rice flour on hand. (I confess, it’s usually for the doggies) I added an egg and the shell- a tablespoon of parsley, rolled out the dough- 25 minutes later and “Hey, Jack! That dog’ll hunt!”
Chicken and Rice Dog Treats (grain free)
1.5 cups organic brown rice flour
1.5 cups organic oat flour
1 cup chopped cooked pasture-roaming chicken
1 cup cooked organic rice
1 Tbsp Dried parsley
1 yard hen egg and shell
1/2- 3/4 cup of organic home-made chicken broth
Mix all ingredients to make a dough. Form into 2 discs and roll out to as thick as you like. Use fun cookie cutters or a knife and cut out great shapes.
Bake on a cookie sheet lined with parchment for about 20-25 minutes if they are thick. Keep an eye on them.