Easy Chicken Jerky Recipe for Dogs

I prefer to make these popular homemade dog treats for my dogs rather than purchase chicken jerky. You can make it in the oven at home quickly and easily with just one ingredient: chicken!

The chicken jerky recipe is made from thin strips of chicken (chicken strips) that have been slow-cooked almost to the point of crispness.

Slicing the chicken is the most time-consuming part; the chicken should be baked for a few hours to become chewy like jerky.

Is it worth it to make your own chews?

Dog waiting for chicken jerky homemade dog treats

The advantage of homemade chicken jerky chews is that you can customise the thickness and chewiness to suit your dog's specific needs!

You can make chicken jerky softer if you have an older dog with missing teeth.

Do you have a puppy chewing machine in your house? By creating your own chicken jerky, you can make more robust chews for a fraction of the cost of store-bought jerky.

Chicken Jerky for Dogs: How to Make It

Your dog will love chicken jerky treats made from the following ingredients:

The breasts of chicken.

  • a baking sheet
  • a knife for cutting
  • an oven to bake the homemade chicken jerky
  • an airtight container

Making chicken jerky dog treats - tips and tricks.

Chicken Jerky Slices

When the chicken is partially frozen rather than wholly thawed, it's easier to slice than when it's completely thawed; you can use your heel to "chop" the slices rather than try to saw through them.

Slice chicken breast with the grain rather than against it. This will make the treats chewier and last a little longer when you give them to your dogs.

While you don't want the chicken pieces to be crispy, you want them to be chewy.

Add extra baking time if you cook more than one pound of chicken.

In the absence of a drying rack, you may lay a dish towel over the top of a dish drainer and allow it to dry. To cool your treats, place them on the towel. So they can cool crispier, the treats should be lifted off the cookie sheets. 

However, be warned: these treats for dogs are very popular...they'll disappear fast! 

Homemade Chicken Jerky For Dogs

Your dog can enjoy delicious healthy chicken jerky straight from your kitchen!

Single Ingredient - Chicken

You'll need a pound of chicken breasts to make this homemade treat.


  • The oven should be preheated to 170-180 degrees Fahrenheit or its lowest temperature or lowest setting.
  • Grease a baking sheet lightly, using one with a slight edge since the chicken will release water and juices during the first hour of cooking.
  • Slice chicken into strips no thicker than a quarter of an inch.
  • Leaving at least a half-inch between slices, place the cut-up chicken slices on a greased baking sheet.
  • Let it bake for 2-3 hours. Check the slices after two hours to see if they are dry.
  • Bake until slices appear very dry.

Homemade Chicken Jerky Dog Recipe

Homemade jerky is an easy, healthy dog treat for your dogs to enjoy with no artificial ingredients. Remove the tasty treats from the oven and let them cool on a drying rack. Once cool, place the jerky strips in an airtight container or Ziploc bags and refrigerate.

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