We like a good, simple recipe as much as the next person, particularly when our blender does the majority of the work. So when we happened upon a super-simple recipe cooked up by the folks making Blendtec blenders, we hastened to the kitchen to whip up these tasty little treats. We put our own little spin on it with the addition of ground flax, a source of beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids, rolled them small for our pack of tiny testers, and popped them in the oven. The report? As easy as it sounds and definitely dog-approved!
• ½ lb chicken breasts, cubed
• ¾ cup water
• 2 ¼ cup ground flax (substitute oat bran or rice bran if you
STEP 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. In pot, boil chicken in water; reserve cooking water.
STEP 2Add cooked chicken and cooking water to your blender. Secure lid and blend into a batter-like consistency. Add ground flax and pulse until ingredients are incorporated.
STEP 3Roll dough into 1-inch balls, and place on baking sheet. Use back of spoon dipped in water to slightly flatten balls. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
Makes 30 treats. For smaller dogs, reduce ball size to ¼ or ½ inch and reduce cooking time by a few minutes. Will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to two weeks.