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Cats are carnivores and require protein in their diet. Chicken is one source of protein that also is easily digestible. Combined with rice, which is also easily digested, it is one natural remedy for cats experiencing digestive problems.
It is very easy to boil a chicken breast for a cat. No seasoning is required, or recommended, and you can use a frozen chicken breast -- there is no need to thaw it first, although cooking time will take a bit longer.

Fill a 2-qt. saucepan half full of water. Place the chicken breast in the water.

Bring the water to a rolling boil. Once this occurs, reduce the heat under the pot so the water is still boiling but not threatening to boil over the top of the pot.

Check the chicken breast every five minutes for pinkness in the middle. Once you no longer see pink flesh, turn off the heat and transfer the chicken breast to a plate. Stick a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken. If the thermometer reads 165 Fahrenheit or higher, the chicken is safely cooked. Boil it until it reaches this internal temperature.

Transfer the chicken breast to a cutting board using a serving fork. Cut the chicken into chunks about the same size as your cat’s regular kibble.

Put the chopped up chicken breast into a bowl in the freezer until the chicken is no longer hot to the touch. You may now feed the chicken to your cat.


If you are also cooking rice to mix with the chicken, do this after the chicken has been cooked and is cooling in the freezer or refrigerator. You can use the same water used to boil the chicken to cook the rice.


Do not leave the chicken breast cooking unattended on the stove. The pot may boil over while you aren’t watching.