The ingredients of our gravy: chicken, carrot and broth

Healthy Cat Gravy – DIY Recipe

We’re going to make a healthy and delicious cat gravy today that is the perfect treat for cats that need to be put on bland foods. Ready to spoil your kitty? Let’s get cooking!

Humans tend to buy gravy that is heavily seasoned and salted, but that is not the healthiest choice for our furry friends. So I’m sticking to a very simple and equally delicious recipe that is very low in fat, high in protein, and won’t upset sensitive bowels. Here’s what you’ll need:

Shopping list:

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

Also needed:

Cooking knife

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 veggies and chop them into small pieces. Boil them in a separate pan until soft.

  2. Will it blend?

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

    Next up is the broth. Take your cup of chicken broth and add small amounts 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 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 you can 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 yours is a bit picky, you can always make your gravy more interesting by mixing in a few more small chunks of meat.

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