Chicken And Rice Meatballs Recipe & My Pet Profile!

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Hey All!

Many of you know I got our dog Mr. Pink from a rescue organization. He had been returned to a local shelter multiple times by people who adopted him and was going to be put down before the rescue organization got him. He was badly injured some how and was never given the proper care he needed. We didn’t care that his back left leg did not heal right, we still wanted to bring him home as he was perfect regardless. With our adopting Mr. Pink he’s now a spoiled beautiful dog who loves to model and taste new tasty treats and dog foods.


We like to give him Rachael Ray Nutrish as a treat when we’re having a fabulous meal. Dogs deserve something amazing to eat as well!


And because we all know mealtime is better when you share it with someone you love, we’ve paired one of Rachael’s favorite recipes with a companion Nutrish recipes. I got him some Chicken Muttballs to eat since we were making a recipe I found at called Chicken And Rice Meatballs.


He can enjoy some chicken muttballs and we can enjoy some chicken meatballs! Everyone is happy. This is his “open this up already will you” face.


Making sure our dogs are enjoying a snazzy meal like we are is a sentiment that Rachael Ray shares. For Rachael, food equals love — whether she’s cooking a meal for friends or working with pet nutrition experts to create delicious recipes for your furry companions. She also believes that everyone — even your dog or cat — should be able to enjoy meals made with simple natural ingredients like real meat and wholesome veggies.

Here is the recipe below so you can enjoy this meal and get yourself some Nutrish Chicken Muttballs so your dog can dine with you!

A Chicken And Rice Meatballs Recipe
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Recipe type: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 20
  • 1 cup rice pilaf, cooled
  • 1½ pounds ground chicken
  • ¼ cup onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice with the ground chicken, onion, garlic, parsley, Parmigiano Reggiano and egg.
  2. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Flatten out the mixture in the bowl and score it into four portions using the side of your hand.
  4. Shape each portion into five balls — you should have 20 meatballs in total.
  5. Arrange the meatballs on a nonstick sheet pan and drizzle them with EVOO.
  6. Place in the oven and bake until the meatballs are cooked through and golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  7. If they are not golden brown leave in the oven for an additional 15-20 minutes.

As you all know I love to include photos in addition to the recipe in order to give you a visual of making the recipe. Here are the photos and steps below.

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Get out all your ingredients.

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Combine them in a mixing bowl as directed in the recipe.

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Roll your meatballs and try to make them as round as possible.

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Drizzle them with the extra virgin olive oil and place them on your baking sheet pans.

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When they are done they will be golden brown and ready to serve.

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They are perfect to pair with a pasta or to just eat alone as a finger food.

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They are flavorful and delicious! I’m so happy to have discovered a new favorite recipe for our family dinners.

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As soon as I served our meatballs I open up the Nutrish Muttballs for Mr. Pink to enjoy.


We all enjoy  our tasty treats as a family! It’s the perfect way to have dinner as the dogs are part of the family.

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And who doesn’t love a good meatball right?! Well if you’re a meat eater that is…

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Also Rachael Ray Nutrish is having a #ChefTails contest! Here is the Sweepstakes details:

Cook, Share and Win:

  • Cook one of the delicious recipes provided (or one of your own) and share a Nutrish product with your pet.
  • Share a pic of you and your pet enjoying mealtime using #ChefTails on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to win.
  • You’re entered for a chance to Win an all-expense paid trip to NYC where you can enjoy a day in the studio audience of the Rachael Ray Show.

Share your pics now and then head over to for more info and for more great recipes!

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Do you have any special stories with your dogs? I’d love to hear about them in the comment box below!




  • " target="_blank">Christine

    Garlic and Onions are bad for dogs. They are on the list of things you should never feed dogs.