I use this to top
whatever high quality kibble I am using. We do this 3 chickens
at a time because we have a freezer and that's how many I can
fit in this pan
but for most people one would be more than
enough water to
3 or 4 carrots cut
1/2 cup brown or
Put chicken in pan
and cover with water. Cook until all the bones are off the meat
and the meat has a shredded appearance. Using tongs, remove all
bones. Remember you want this pretty brothy. Don't worry if
you don't get all the bones out as you'll be able to easily
remove them when you mix it with the kibble later. Add any
optional ingredients and continue cooking until they are soft.
Let cool and divide into serving sizes appropriate for a few
days and freeze. I used to use sandwich bags to freeze the
individual portions in because after filling I could flatten
the bags and mazimize my freezer space . This works well but
when you take them out to thaw place it in a bowl as the
expansion from freezing will make holes in the corners that
allows the broth to leak while thawing. This will last most
most homes weeks.
If you want to
make the chicken last longer or want to do something else for a
change we sometimes use 1/2 chicken and 1/2 canned Pedigree food
mixed with a little warm water for a topping. I only use the
canned foods that say "traditional " across the top for this. I
don't use the slices and gravy type of canned foods.
large cooked chicken bones ( the ones that can splinter)
are dangerous . Make sure to remove them.
We are big on
places like Sam's Club or Costco where you can get a 2 pack of
chickens for about $7. A 5lb bag of carrots or a large bag of
rice is pretty inexpensive as well.