These simple homemade chicken jerky treats for your dog are a snap to make and take the worry away from buying jerky from the store.
1 lb chicken (stir-fry cut)
4 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp local wild honey
2 Tbsp un-sulphurated blackstrap molasses
1 Tbsp dried rosemary
Grind the rosemary with a mortar and pestle until fine. Combine molasses, honey, rosemary, and water in a bowl. Add the chicken and stir to cover all pieces. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line a roast pan with foil and place a wire rack on top. Twist and lay the marinated chicken on the rack. Brush any remaining marinade on top.
Bake for about 5 hours and let cool before serving.
These will stay fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.
For longer shelf life, pre-cook the marinated chicken strips on the stovetop before placing in the oven to dehydrate, still baking at 225 degrees for 2-4 hours.