large acorn squash; peeled, seeded, cut into 2" pieces
small zucchinis/courgettes, diced
garbanzo beans/chickpeas canned or dried, ground
2 1/4 cups
couscous (about 18 ozs/512g)
Combine chicken and broth in a large Dutch oven. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, turning occasionally, about 20 minutes. Using tongs remove chicken from cooking liquid: reserve cooking liquid. While the chicken is cooking, bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the lentils for 10-20 minutes until soft.
Heat a little of the oil in a skillet, add the garlic and stir fry until golden. Then add the next 9 ingredients and stir 30 seconds. Mix in reserved cooking liquid, garbanzo beans/chickpeas (including the liquid if using canned) and the rest of the oil (leaving 2 tbs for the couscous). *If using dried garbanzo beans, soak them overnight. When ready to cook, boil for 15-20 minutes or until soft. When cool, pulverize in a food processor. This makes them easier to digest.
Cover and simmer until the vegetables are almost tender, about 10 minutes. Uncover and cook until vegetables are tender - about 5 minutes. While the vegetables are cooking, cut the chicken breasts into cubes.
Add chicken pieces and lentils to sauce and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.
Meanwhile bring the water and 2 tbs of the oil to boiling. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 10 minutes; stir in calcium powder and fluff with fork. Then let cool.
Put a quarter of the couscous in a dog bowl. Drizzle couscous with 1/4 of the sauce. Place chicken and vegetables on top of the couscous and add a little more sauce.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Ready in: 45 minutes
Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients and based on the needs of a 50lb doggie
Amount Per Serving
Calories From Fat (23%)
% Daily Value
Total Fat 64.23g
Saturated Fat 11.50g
Monounsaturated Fat 18.94g
Polyunsaturated Fat 29.18g
Trans Fatty Acids 0.01g
Dietary Fiber 36.22g
Sugar Alcohols 0.00g
Net Carbohydrates 108.14g
Vitamin A 9423.55IU
Vitamin C 76.81mg
Vitamin B6 1.72mg
Vitamin B12 2.82µg
Pantothenic Acid 3.30mg
Approximately 1/2lb (250g) dried lentils will produce 1lb (500g) cooked lentils.
1 cup dried couscous will yield 3 cups cooked couscous.