Wanted to send you some recent pictures of Lucy and Traveller. They are so precious. Doesn't matter how many bones are on the floor, Lucy still wants Traveller's and she let's her voice be heard. Traveller barks when Lucy tells him he can bark. Most of all, Lucy knows when I don't feel well and always wants to give me a hug. She literally wraps her body around my neck and kisses my cheek. These pictures show them during their afternoon nap dreaming of getting new bones for Christmas:) Thank you for breeding such wonderful dogs.
For all the fine breeders out there - this is why we breed. We bring joy and love to families. Be proud!
Slice the chicken with the grain. This will help make the jerky even chewier for your dog. The slices should be very thin, about 1/8" to 1/4" thickness.
Place the strips on the baking sheet.
Bake for approximately 2 hours (see note below).
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack until completely cool.
Cut strips into bite sized pieces.
Storing: These homemade dog treats may not last long enough to be stored because they are so good. But, just in case they do, store them in the refrigerator for 3 weeks. Freeze any remainder for up to 8 months. Be sure to read our tips on storing homemade dog treats for more information.
Tips & Techniques
Checking - The baking times will vary due to difference in ovens, temperatures and meat size. Your jerky treats should be firm and dry, not at all soft or spongy. It is safer to go a little extra dry and firm than for the meat to be underdone.
Cutting - Once the treats are cool, it's easier to cut them with kitchen scissors or a pizza cutter, than a regular knife.
There is so much flexibility when making your own chicken jerky dog treats. One of the best options is that you do not need to be restricted to only using chicken. So let's preheat the oven and go for low and slow for these tasty jerky treats.