These 4 ingredient chicken dog biscuits are a low carb and grain free treat for your dog. Made with coconut flour, these are dogs treats that are suitable for diabetic dogs too.
These low carb dog treats are not very crunchy as they have a high meat content but you could try and bake them longer for a crispier treat. They do firm up slightly overnight in the fridge.
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IS COCONUT FLOUR SAFE FOR DOGS?
Coconut flour is one of my favourite low carb flours that I use regularly and luckily for me it is also a great option for my dogs. It's low in carbs, gluten-free and nutritious, has anti-viral properties and is great for inflammatory problems too.
Remember to go slowly when introducing new foods. And we recommend checking with your veterinarian first if your dog has any digestive issues or other health concerns.
CHICKEN DOG TREAT INGREDIENTS
All you need to make these homemade dog treats are 4 ingredients. If you are a low carb or gluten free baking you may have all of these to hand already.
- Ground chicken - this could be replaced with ground turkey.
- Egg - A great source of protein for dogs
- Coconut Flour - Low in carbs and grain free
- Parsley - Keeps the breath fresh and aids digestion
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN DOG BISCUITS
The 4 ingredients are mixed in one bowl then rolled out in between 2 layers of parchment paper.
Chicken dough is rolled out and cut into shapes
Place on parchment paper to bake
If the mixture is too sticky add more coconut flour to bind the chicken mixture until you have a dough you can roll.
CAN THE COCONUT FLOUR BE SUBSTITUTED?
If you want to make these without the coconut flour any other dog friendly flour can be used. Coconut flour is very absorbent so the volume may need to be adjusted depending upon what flour you use.
Ground flaxseed is another great low carb flour you might want to use.
Keep these chicken dog treats in the fridge in an airtight container and they will last up to 5 days as any meat treat for us would.
CAN YOU FREEZE THESE DOG TREATS?
This whole recipe makes 40 medium dog treats so if you have a smaller dog or just one you might want to either half the recipe or freeze these homemade dog treats.
Once the coconut flour chicken treats have been baked and cooled down, they can be frozen. Place them in a zip lock bag or airtight container and they will last up to 3 months in the freezer.
Defrost them thoroughly in the fridge before handing the treats out.
HOW MANY DOG TREATS SHOULD BE GIVEN DAILY?
As with any dog treats they should be taken into consideration with your dog's daily calorie allowance. We would suggest one or two a day is enough, despite those big eyes looking up at you for more!
MORE LOW CARB DOG TREATS
If you are looking for more low carb dog treats, you might like these recipes.
Chicken Dog Biscuits
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup fresh parsley chopped
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, place all the ingredients and mix well until you have a dough you can roll. Add more coconut flour if required.
- Place the chicken dough on a sheet of parchment paper and cover with another sheet of parchment paper. Roll out to about ¼ inch thick.
- Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and place them on the baking sheets.
- Bake for 30 minutes and turn over half way through cooking.
- Allow to cool before handing out a treat!
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