Hey, fellow pet lovers!
Today’s post is a simple homemade treat recipe that your pooches are going to love!!
My girls go crazy for these delicious treats but unfortunately Lily and Romeo the Rottie are the only ones who can eat them, as chicken makes Nia Papaya itchy.
Let’s jump straight in and learn how to make these simple homemade dehydrated chicken treats!!
What you will need?
- A chopping board.
- A sharp knife.
- Gloves if you mind getting your hands dirty.
- Scales (Non-essential).
- A dehydrator.
- A reusable tub or jar to place the finished treats in.
- A good amount of chicken as it will decrease to about 1/3rd of its original weight.
Step One, Sort out your Dehydrator and Trays
Once you have bought your chicken and have everything you need it is time to get your hands dirty and start making your furry friend some delicious treats that they will be sure to love. The first thing to do is to sort your dehydrator and trays out so that when you start cutting your chicken into even strips you don’t have to wash your hands in between and can put your chicken straight onto your trays.
Step Two, Prepare your Chicken
The next step is to prepare your chicken and cut it in to even strips, make sure you sharpen your knife beforehand as this makes cutting your chicken evenly a lot easier.
Step Three, Stick your Chicken on your Trays
The next step is to stick your sliced chicken onto your dehydrator trays, so they are all ready to be placed into your dehydrator. I only made about three trays worth of treats which really isn’t a lot but since Nia cannot eat chicken, I just make small batches.
Step Four, Transport Chicken to the Dehydrator
Now you have prepared your raw chicken and placed your strips on your dehydrator trays it is time to start the cooking process and place your trays in the dehydrator.
Place all your sliced chicken into the dehydrator on its highest setting. We have an Excalibur nine-tray dehydrator and it has a set timer on so we can choose to leave it on for 24 hours or longer. However, if you don’t have a timer then just keep checking on it but it will take at least 16 hours if not 24 depending on how thick your slices are.
I take my chicken off the non-stick Excalibur paper halfway through the cooking process to ensure all moisture has been removed.
Step Five, Place your finished treats in an airtight container
Now you have your finished treats, I bet your furry friends are all surrounding you at this point. Stick your treats into an airtight container to ensure they stay fresh.
Lily loves chicken so much!!
She is a super fussy pooch but these treats can be a little hack when she decides to turn her nose up at her food, as we can grate a bit in and then she will eat everything no problem. If you have a fussy pet you should definitely give this a try.
Always remember to wash your hands after touching and preparing raw chicken and ensure you wash anything that comes into contact with raw chicken. Lastly, never leave your pooch unsupervised with these treats to ensure they do not choke.
I hope you all liked this simple treat recipe and you should definitely give it a go as your pets will love them!! They are great for training and really don’t take that much effort to make.
If you haven’t checked out our other treat posts head over there now as we have our Homemade Dehydrated Liver Treats, Homemade Dehydrated Pork Treats, and our Watermelon and Coconut water, Frozen Bones.
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