Hey, fellow pet lovers! 👋
I hope you and your furry friends are doing well. I’m not feeling too good at the minute and think I have a cold heading my way. So I’m planning on having a super lazy day with my girls, and hopefully, some rest will do me some good. Today’s post is a super easy dehydrated treat recipe with a few simple steps and not a lot of effort required on your behalf. We will be making some dehydrated chicken hearts; these require so little time and effort, and my girl Lily loves them.
Let’s jump straight in and learn how to make your pooch some delicious homemade treats!
What you will need?
- A Chopping board
- A Sharp knife
- Gloves if you mind getting your hands dirty
- Scales (Non-essential)
- A Dehydrator
- Airtight container or jar to store finished treats
- Raw chicken hearts, I used 1 Kilo.
Now that we have everything we need let’s jump straight in and start making our furry friends some delicious homemade treats 😊
Step One, Sort out your Dehydrator and Trays
Get everything ready!
The first thing we need to do is get our dehydrator and trays all sorted so that once we have prepared our raw chicken hearts, we can easily stick them our dehydrator trays without having to wash our hands in-between.
Step Two, Prepare the Chicken Hearts
Now that we have sorted our dehydrator and trays out to easily stick our chicken hearts on once we have finished preparing them, it’s time to start doing so. We don’t have a lot to do with these chicken hearts. All we have to do is cut off as much fat as possible, and then they are all ready to be put on to your dehydrator trays. Sharpen your knife as this will make it a lot easier, and simply cut as much fat off your hearts as you can and then discard the fat. My chicken hearts were so fatty, and I had a whole bowl of fat that I cut off by the end.
Step Three, Place your Chicken Hearts on your Dehydrator Trays
Once you have prepared your chicken hearts by removing as much fat as possible, place them on your dehydrator trays, and now it’s time to move to the next step and start the cooking process. Please wash your hands after touching the raw chicken hearts; then, we can move on and stick the trays in the dehydrator.
Step Four, Transport Chicken Hearts to the Dehydrator
Now you have prepared all your raw chicken hearts and have placed them on your dehydrator trays; it is time to start the cooking process and place all your trays into the dehydrator. I only made one tray of chicken hearts since Nia cannot eat chicken, so I didn’t want to make a massive batch, and I was also making a batch of dehydrated lambs liver as well since the girls needed some. Place all your chicken hearts 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 your treats, but they will take at least 16 hours if not longer. I take my treats off the non-stick Excalibur paper halfway through the cooking process to ensure all the moisture has been removed.
Step Five, Place Finished Chicken Hearts In Jar
Lily loves chicken; it might be her favourite, but unfortunately, Nia cannot eat it as she is highly sensitive to it, and it makes her so itchy. So these delicious treats are solely for Lily and Romeo the Rottie. The final step is to place your chicken hearts in an airtight jar or tub and place it in the freezer or fridge, depending on how long they last. If you’re a raw feeder, then these are a perfect raw feeding friendly treat recipe to make for your pooch or Pooss. Also, if you’re new to epoch.pet and haven’t checked out any of our other homemade treat recipes, then head over there now as we have plenty of great recipes to get you started.
- Homemade Dehydrated Kidney Treats.
- Homemade Dehydrated Chicken Treats.
- Homemade Dehydrated Liver Treats.
- Homemade Dehydrated Turkey Jerky, treat recipe.
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2 thoughts on “How to make homemade dehydrated chicken hearts? Pet treat recipe.”
What temperature do you use?
Hi Peggy, thanks for the comment and helping me realise that I hadn’t listed a temperature on this recipe. I use the highest setting on our dehydrator, which is 74ºC as this is suitable for meat jerky or pet treats. Hope this helps and thanks for checking out epoch.pet! 🙌