MAKES APPROXIMATELY 12 CHICKEN STRIPS.
This simple recipe is a firm favorite among the many doggo taste testers that have tried it. The chew of the chicken coupled with the rosemary flavor makes for a winning combination. This method uses a combination of dehydration and baking, making it much quicker than standard, fully dehydrated dog treats.
Ingredients For Bbq Chicken Strips
1 chicken breast, slightly thawed
Note: It is recommended to freeze meat for at least 1 week prior to turning it into chews. This helps kill any parasites in the meat.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, stripped from stems and finely chopped
Instructions For Bbq Chicken Strips
1. Preheat oven to 100°C / 210°F—select “Vent Bake” on your oven if you have that option. Line a flat baking tray with baking paper.
2. Slice the chicken breast into thin strips. (If your chicken is only slightly thawed it makes it easier to cut.)
3. If marinating your strips, toss them lightly through the olive oil and fresh rosemary until fully coated.
4. Place the chicken strips on lined baking tray, and bake for 3 hours. (If your oven doesn’t have a “vent bake” option, after about 1½ hours you can open the oven door slightly and leave ajar to decrease moisture. Only do this if the environment is safe to do so. Do not leave your oven unattended.)
5. Increase the temperature to 150°C / 300°F and blast for 3 minutes at that temperature to kill any surface pathogens—this makes the treats safe for you to handle.
6. Remove from oven, allow to cool on tray for 10 minutes, and then transfer to cooling racks.
7. Cover with a tea towel and dry overnight at room temperature.
Store your strips in an airtight container to keep them fresher for longer. If opting to marinate your strips, keep in mind the olive oil will shorten their shelf life.
Packed with iron and calcium, rosemary is also a natural antioxidant, making it a great herb to add to your dog’s diet every now and then.