Does your dog not seem as excited as they used to when you grab the store-bought treat pouch? It might just be that they’re bored with the same old treats. If this sounds like your dog, it might be time to explore homemade dog treats.
Cooking up treats for your dog is fun and easy… and it doesn’t hurt that your pooch is thrilled with every new treat you give them! One simple, delicious, and nutritious recipe for your dog is…
Chicken Jerky. Here’s a chicken jerky recipe that is not only tasty, but also healthy and grain-free.
Now, if you’ve never made your own dog food or dog treats before, your pup will drool when they smell the chicken jerky cooking. And you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to make this chicken jerky treat.
Of course, before you make chicken jerky for your dogs (or any other dog treat or dog food), be sure to consult with your veterinarian first to make sure that these tasty treats are good for your dog.
Chicken Jerky for your Pup
What You’ll Need:
Well, put your pen away! You’re not going to need it. In order to make chicken jerky for dogs, all you need are 2 to 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts. It’s up to you if you want to purchase organic chicken breasts or regular ones; it just comes down to personal preference for your dog.
What to Do:
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
- Find a baking sheet that is large enough for the strips of chicken. Rather than using any sort of cooking spray, use aluminum foil to make sure the cooking oil doesn’t upset your puppy’s belly.
- In order to prepare the chicken jerky, trim all of the extra fat from the chicken breasts. You can do this with a paring knife or kitchen shears.
- After you have trimmed the excess fat, slice the breasts into ⅛ inch thick strips. The thinner they are, the better. They will cook quicker and will also yield more servings.
- Next up, lay the strips evenly on your baking sheet. Once the oven is preheated, place the tray in the middle of the oven and cook for 2 hours, or until the strips are hard and dry.
- That’s it! But before you serve the chicken jerky for dogs, make sure they cool thoroughly. Once the treats have cooled, give your dog a small piece to see how they like it and to make sure that the serving size isn’t too large.
Chances are your dog will gobble it right up! You can easily store the chicken jerky strips in a resealable container for up to two weeks (if they last that long!)
Making dog treats at home is a fun process that lets you control exactly what your dog eats. And by changing up their “treat menu” from time to time, you give them something extra to be excited about.