I found a simple recipes to make healthy yummy treats for my dog. With all the scares on chicken jerky, I thought it would be better if I make my own but don't want to buy a dehydrator just for making jerky for the dog. So, I tried using microwave since microwave is very good at drying out food.
I buy frozen chicken tender (or breast would do) from the supermarket. I just buy the ones only one ingredient: Chicken. I got it from Trader Joe's $6.99 for 2.5 lbs.
Defrost it a little and cut into cubes. I cut them for around 1/4" cube.
Nuke it on the plate till chicken are cooked (7 minutes). Cool it down and separate the cubes.
Nuke it again till it is 80-90% dry (10-15 minutes, stop and mix once). Put it in the fridge to dry out even more. I take a bunch out at a time and put it in the treat bag.
The treats are portable, not perishable (I make one lb of frozen chicken at a time and finish a batch in a week), and the dog loves it!
I would guess it is pretty in low in calories and cheaper than other treats!