- Pets and Animals»
- Cats & Cat Breeds
Homemade Liver Cat Food Recipe - Easy, Healthy, Natural, Kitty Tested & Approved!
These cat food recipes are different than the homemade recipes that use a potently-nutritious bone broth base because:
1) They are already packed with a couple of nutrients cats need most: Taurine and Vitamin A (animal-sourced, not via plants/Beta-Carotene). Of course, there are many more bonus nutrients in these liver recipes beyond those two things.
2) I like to give my cats both a taste break and a digestive break on the Spirulina and Bee Pollen supplements. I give this to my cats almost once a day; sometimes we skip a day here and there. It is truly their favorite cat food to eat - even moreso than their other favorite, Homemade Popeye Cat Food.
Chicken & Liver Cat Food
Ginger Root, pinky-tip chunk, peeled & cut in half
Tumeric Root, pinky-tip chunk, peeled & cut in half
1 8oz. Chicken Breast, split in half
1 lb. Chicken Livers
Bacon, 6 pieces
(Optional) Leafy Green Veggies or Carrots
Step 1: Wash meats and prepare Ginger & Tumeric.
Step 2: Since liver is a somewhat dry meat, line the bottom of the baking dish and sides between two chicken breasts with bacon. Bacon really adds to the flavor and juiciness of the recipe. I use chicken breasts because they are also a dryer meat that seems to mix well with liver.
(Optional) Since I am going to include the juice from this recipe; sometimes I will add a layer of vegetables such as collards or carrots on top of the bacon - just to leak a few more nutrients into the liquid. But usually, I let this dish remain a mostly-meat-only fare for a change of kitty-taste.
Step 3: Tuck peeled chunks of Ginger and Tumeric in between the chicken breasts.
Step 4: Layer 1lb chicken livers on top of the chicken breasts; cover with three more slices of bacon.
Step 5: Cover with tin foil and bake in preheated 425 degree oven for at least 15 minutes - and about halfway done cooking. Cook for up to 30 minutes or anywhere in between until it is 'as done' as your cats will eat it.
My cats like it at around 20-25 minutes. They simply do not like raw food; but they do like 'just barely cooked' food with lots of juices - which is what will happen, there will be a lot of extra juices created.
Step 6: When done baking, allow to cool a bit - then separate the ingredients. Discard the Bacon, Ginger, Tumeric and any Vegetables you may have included.
Step 7: Mash the livers into a paste. At this point, you could feed it to your cats just like this as 'Liver Pate' or use it in our homemade kitty treat recipes (coming soon) - they love it! (We will be using the juice drippings from this recipe in those, as well.)
Step 8: Chop, grind or process chicken breasts to your cats favorite consistency.
Step 9: Mix ground chicken breast and livers.
Step 10: Re-add most or all of the juices from baking back in, mixing well.
Serve immediately and/or spoon into 4-6oz portions in a muffin tin and freeze for later.