With all of the concern about the safety of jerky labeled for dogs, why not take matters into your own hands and make some at home. It's easy and rewarding. You and your dog will love these simple and nutritious treats.
2 Tbsp local wild honey
2 Tbsp unsulphured blackstrap molasses
4 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp dried rosemary
1 lb chicken (stir-fry cut)
Grind the rosemary by hand or in a food processor. Combine molasses, honey, rosemary and water in a bowl. Add the chicken and stir to cover all pieces. Cover and marinade 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.