Mia’s Kitchen

March 1, 2013  

Homemade Jerky Treats

mia kitchen 3 copyNo road trip is really complete without a supply of jerky, and with all of the dog treat recalls lately, Mia has decided to make her own.


  • Boneless, skinless chicken or turkey breasts


  • Preheat oven to 200 F.
  • Slice the meat into 1/8” – 1/4“ strips (place them in the freezer for a couple of hours first to firm them up and make them easier to slice).
  • Place slices on very lightly oiled cooking sheet in an even layer; do not overlap.
  • Cook for 4-5 hours, or until the strips are dry but not crispy; turn over about halfway through. The strips should feel leathery and have the same color and texture throughout.
  • Transfer the jerky to a cooling rack in a dry spot and allow the strips to cure for 24-48 hours (this will help any remaining moisture to evaporate).
  • Put jerky into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.

Note: for an easy shortcut, you can use good-quality chicken or turkey breast from the deli counter; just have them slice it to the appropriate thickness. If you prefer to use a dehydrator instead of the oven, follow the instructions for that particular model.

The use of any recipe is at your own discretion. Check with a veterinarian prior to feeding homemade food or treats if you are unsure about any recipe or if your dog has any medical conditions, special nutritional needs, or ingredient sensitivities. StubbyDog makes no assurances about and is not liable for the outcome, nutritional value, or safety of any recipe.

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