Barbecue Chicken flavored
Homemade Dog Biscuits

Homemade dog biscuits just got a little saucier. These dog biscuits top the charts for the yummiest summer time treats.

The chicken broth and barbecue sauce makes them delicious, but the addition of wheat germ and rye flour makes them pack a double punch of healthy vitamins and minerals.

The sweet smell of summer brings to mind lazy days, fun filled activities and Barbecue! Never leave your dog out of the festivities again, bake his own chicken BBQ dog treats.


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup rye flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, low or sugar free
  • 1/4 cup safflower oil (see note above)
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Additional Flour for Rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the whole wheat flour, rolled oats, wheat germ, rye flour and cornmeal.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the barbecue sauce, oil and broth.
  4. Pour the BBQ sauce mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly combined.
  5. Knead the dough and roll to 1/4 inch thickness.
  6. Using a cookie cutter, cut out the dog biscuits.
  7. Place the biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes, or until golden brown.
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Storing - You can store these chicken and barbecue homemade dog biscuits in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks and in the freezer for up to 6 months. For more information regarding how to store dog treats please review our tips and techniques.

Yield - This will depend on the size of cookie cutter you use. This batch should give you a yield of about 2 dozen when you use a 1 inch dog cookie cutter.

Tips & Techniques

  • Oil - You can substitute canola oil in place of the safflower oil. They both have a light flavor and are both very low in saturated fats.

  • BBQ Sauce - Look for a sauce that has little or no sugar. They won't miss all that added sugar in their dog biscuits.

  • Make Your Own BBQ Sauce - A sample recipe would be 1 tbsp. of olive oil, 2 tbsp. tomato paste, to 1/2 cup beef broth. That should get you started for a nice base BBQ sauce recipe that you can adjust as you see fit.

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