This is a great winter recipe for those cats who love nothing more than to spend the day out mousing or exploring, before coming in to wolf down a hearty meal and then lie in front of the fire all night. Serve up a helping of this healthy stew on its own, or on top of his normal dried food, and you will have one contented cat on you hands (or, more likely, on your sofa!)
For enough stew to serve several cats, all you need is:
- 1 chicken drumstick
- 1 small carrot, grated
- ½ teaspoon mixed herbs
- ½ tin tuna
Brown the chicken drumstick in a medium sized saucepan, using a little oil. Add in the grated carrot and continue to fry for a few minutes. Then pour over just enough water to cover and bring to the boil. Add in the herbs at this point. Reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes (adding more water to keep the chicken covered as required).
Then allow to cool before removing the chicken and de-boning it. Sieve out the carrot from the broth and mix it with the meat and tuna in a large bowl. Then pour in 1 cup of the broth and mix again to form a thick and chunky soup. Garnish with a little cat nip if you have some, and serve warm when the cat comes in from the cold!