The ingredients of our gravy: chicken, carrot and broth

How to Make Your Own Healthy Cat Gravy (DIY Recipe + Instructions)

Ever wondered how to make cat gravy? Then follow along with this recipe! Humans tend to eat their gravy heavily seasoned and salted, but that is not the healthiest choice for our furry friends. I’m sticking to a very simple and equally delicious recipe that won’t upset sensitive feline bowels.

Alright, ready to spoil your kitty with some delicious homemade cat gravy? Let’s get cooking!

Shopping list:

Cup of chicken broth (homemade or packaged)
1 large or 2 smaller pieces of chicken breast
1 big carrot

Also needed:

Cooking knife
Blender

A picture showing the ingredients for healthy chicken gravy recipe

For the broth, you can attempt to make some yourself by boiling some chicken bones & scraps. But I find it easier to buy it pre-packaged from the store (like this one). If you decide to buy it pre-made, do make sure it is a broth specifically designed for cats, as they are unseasoned and do not contain copious amounts of fat & sodium.

DIY Chicken Gravy Recipe

Everything in the blender
Everything in the blender!

Time needed: 45 minutes.

  1. Prepare the ingredients

    Take your chicken breast and slice it into small pieces, making sure to cut off any remaining fat. Put some water to a boil, then throw the chicken pieces in and boil them for ~25 minutes, or until they’re no longer pink on the inside. While the chicken is boiling, clean your carrot and chop it into small pieces. Boil them in a separate pan for about 5 minutes.

  2. Will it blend?

    Once everything is cooked, drain the water from the pans and throw your pieces of chicken and carrot into a blender. You want to blend this for 10-20 seconds until you get a thick paste.

    Next up is the broth. Take a cup of your chicken broth and add a small amount to the mixture, blending as you go. Slowly add more broth, either until the cup is empty or until you achieve the desired thickness for your chicken gravy. It should be quite thick, but still slightly runny.

  3. Store in the fridge

    Pour the mix into sealed containers or some plastic bags that can be closed airtight. Your homemade gravy can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days, or stick it in the freezer to increase its shelf-life to several months.

Our gravy bagged and stored in the fridge
We store our homemade gravy in the fridge. If you seal it airtight, it will last around 3 days

And there you go. This recipe is super simple and most cats absolutely love it! If your cat is a bit picky, you can always make your gravy more interesting by throwing in a few extra vegetables and some small chunks of meat.

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