Recipe: Steamy Chicken and Quinoa Soup

Brr…what a LONG winter so many of us have had this year! If you’re looking for a yummy way to warm up your pup, we’ve got a recipe below from The Honest Kitchen!

recipeThis recipe uses The Honest Kitchen’s Ice Pups, a great way to make a healthy broth from your dog (or your cat) in the winter months and a tasty frozen treat during the summer. Whether you’re serving it in a soup like the recipe below or as frozen ice cubes, it’s an excellent way to keep your dog hydrated and provide some extra nutrition. Ice Pups are made with dehydrated chicken, turkey, whey, dandelion, asparagus, watercress, honey and parsley.

Have a look at The Honest Kitchen recipe then enter to win a box of Ice Pups below!


Steamy Chicken and Quinoa Soup


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 small cooked skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped
  • 10 baby carrots or 2-3 regular sized carrots chopped
  • 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa
  • 4 packets Ice Pups
  • 32 oz. filtered water
  • Couple of tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley for garnish optional


  1. Heat pan to medium high and add coconut oil.
  2. Add chopped carrots and sauté for about 4 minutes until they get soft.
  3. About 2 minutes in, add the chopped zucchini and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. In a medium size stock pot, add the water and bring to a low boil.
  5. Once boiling, add the packets of Ice Pups and stir.
  6. Add carrots and zucchini to broth and turn heat down to a simmer.
  7. Shred the chicken breast and add to broth along with the quinoa.
  8. Stir and turn off heat so soup cools to room temperature.
  9. Garnish with parsley (optional) and serve to your dogs to warm them up!

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Paris Permenter and John Bigley are the award-winning authors of over 30 pet and travel books as well as the founders and publishers of CatTipper and DogTipper.

  • Rachael Henzman

    I’ve never cooked for them before but last summer we made some icy treats for them and they loved them! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • SGilbert

    Schooner and Skipper loves scrambled eggs with chicken, cheese and spinach for breakfast.

  • Wen Budro

    The faves are chicken or beef and rice or eggs.

  • Well, momma doesn’t cook for anybody, but my favorite thing is BACON. Sometimes I get it when we’re eating breakfast out.

  • Cheryl Chervitz

    My dogs love the chicken and rice with lots of veggies in it that I make

  • Phoenixtl

    Anything with cheese.

  • Mary Witter

    I finally got a dehydrator, and my favorite treats to make for Casey are dried meats and veggies. I know exactly what is in them and that the nutrients are preserved. His favorite is buffalo mini burgers, made with ground bison, herbs, and sometimes crushed blueberries or mashed cooked sweet potatoes, formed into tiny patties and dehydrated for snacks.

  • sandy weinstein

    i used to make all of their foods, now i only make a few, sweet potato chips -sliced very thin and spray w/ olive oil;kale / mustard greens sprayed w/olive oil and nuked…to add to their meals for their daily greens…used to cook 97% ground sirloin, salmon, …now i buy blue ridge raw or the hunter gives me human grade ground venison

  • Ashley Feit

    I made peanut butter dog cupcakes for one of my dog’s birthdays! Also, I have made some delicious doggy cheese crackers.

  • Shelley Joy P

    My favorite dish to make for the dogs is chicken, sausages, potatoes and carrots baked in a bag in the oven.

  • Christine Aiello

    I love to make Rachael Ray’s Ditalini and Muttballs for my dog. Its pasta with a broth and mini meatballs!

  • dawn rasor

    I make my dogs and the neighbor dogs home made biscuits. I have a ton of recipes but their favorites are apple pie, pumpkin pie & peanut butter cookies. Never had one dog turn up it’s nose to my home made treats yet!

  • Deanna

    My dog likes breakfast bowls.

  • Shelly

    I make Layla her beef jerky and food which she loves 🙂

  • Linda Szymoniak

    My dogs love just about anything (they’re hounds, after all), but they really do like my homemade pumpkin or sweetpotato “cookies”

  • Lauren Watson

    Peanut Butter Treats

  • Jim Hayes

    My dog loves his milkbone treats.

  • Danielle Murgia

    Peanut butter biscuits

  • Ruckus the Eskie

    Dehydrating sweet potatoes and yams!

  • Carl L Smith, Jr

    We started cooking for our 10yo lab mix when she became so overweight she could hardly walk. she developed arthritis and was very unhealthy in general. Her favorite is peanut butter and banana bisquits, and pumpkin balls

  • Carey Runzel-Oberly

    My pets arent too picky but they love treats! Bones the fake kind or jerky even biscuits.

  • Heather Bridson

    I like making them peanutbutter oatmeal cookies!

  • Thank you for sharing. I’d never thought of making soup for my dog, but I’ll give it a try!

  • S A

    I haven’t tried making any treats yet (but will). He loves treats though.

  • I haven’t really made many homemade recipes for my pets. My dog, Sookie will eat pretty much anything though!

  • Carol

    chicken meatballs and crunchy pumpkin “cookies” with all healthy ingredients like flax seed and brown rice flour!

  • Shelly

    I would so love ice pups for Layla for the summer

  • Wendy c g

    Broth ice pops

  • pamela

    i would love to try this,,i would never have thought of something like this and i would love for me and my family to try

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  • Bonnie Gill

    They love chicken and rice.

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  • Dee

    Boiled chicken

  • LyricInTime2803

    Shiloh loves the peanut butter pumpkin pup-cakes I sometimes make for him.

  • sherry butcher

    Baked Sweet Potatoes.

  • Linda Pannell

    My Maggie loved the Pumpkin dog treats that she got as a Christmas gift.

  • Helga

    I like to bake them whole wheat biscuits.

  • Trish B.

    I love to broil chicken and make them rice using chicken broth instead of water. They love it!

  • sarah oswald

    My dog likes peanut butter biscuits and his favorite is treat of all is apples.

  • Jdace

    I like to make a flaxseed, oat and beefstock treat for my furkids. They seem to really like them and I like making them in different shapes.

  • Ruckus the Eskie

    sweet potatoes dehydrated

  • Lesley F

    I boil chicken breasts and chicken gizzards. They go nuts for it