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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chicken Eyeballs

Can you see what I see? I can eat what you see.
I made myself some chicken meatballs and decided that I should turn this into a dinner for two - meatballs for her and meatballs for me. Just cause it's halloween I added cheese and carrots to them to look like "eyeballs". The carrots dry out easily so I would recommend waiting until serving to add the garnishes. Being the awesome multi-tasker that I am (sarcasm - I'm mostly just lazy) I had two bowls out and made both recipes at the same time. I used my meatball recipe as a basic but opted out of everything that was bad for dogs which at the end left it to 5 ingredients. That's what happens when humans have an inferior sense of taste and smell - we need all these other flavors. Dogs can get the same enjoyment out of simple ingredients and, um, dirt and sticks but we won't go there.

(~20 eyeballs)
  • 1/4 C. of white whole wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 slices of thinly sliced white cheese (cheddar, provolone, go for reduced fat)
  • 20 carrot chips

1. Preheat oven 450 degrees.
2. Combine ground chicken, egg, olive oil, parsley, and parmesan cheese in a medium bowl. Mix well.
3. Add flour a little at a time to firm up the meatballs (in case they are droopy).

4. Form into golf size balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with foil
6. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.

7. Using the medium round cut-out, cut slices of cheese. Place circle onto center of meatball.
8. Using the smallest round cut-out, cut out the center of the eyeball and cut out about a 1/4'' chunk out of the middle.
9. Continue with the smallest round cut-out and cut carrot chip into small circles.
10. Place carrot circles into the center of the eyeball in the space that is cut out.

11. Place them over your eyes and pose for a picture. (optional)

12. Tease your poor dog. (also optional)


Store in an airtight container once in fridge after thoroughly cooled for up to 1 week due to meat in the treat . Waiting until cooled is an important step; condensation can build and the moisture will cause treats to mold.

Store in freezer for up to 1 month.
Tip: Write date on plastic bag to keep track of expiration date.


  1. these look great! such cute pictures ;)

  2. thanks for the nice comment! your blog is super cute :)



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