We’re doing something a little different today, and sharing a homemade dog treat recipe that wins over even the pickiest canines, and requires minimal effort (no stirring or measuring!). Plus, they’re made with sweet potatoes, which are an excellent source of minerals and vitamins for your four-legged friend. Here’s how to whip them up…
Chicken Wrapped Sweet Potato Treats
2 sweet potatoes
1 chicken breast, fat removed, chilled in the freezer.
Preheat oven to 175 F*. Peel sweet potatoes, and cut them into matchsticks — about the size of fries. Cut them in half or thirds so each one is about an inch in length. Arrange them on a sheet tray and bake for 1-2 hours, or until they start to dry out. They should still be firm.
Thinly slice the chicken breast into strips, as you would for chicken jerky (it’s easier if the chicken is a little frozen). Wrap the pieces snugly around the sweet potato pieces and place back on baking sheet seam side down. Bake for an additional 2 hours, or until the sweet potatoes are soft but somewhat dry, and the chicken is completely cooked and dry in appearance. That’s it! I haven’t met a single dog that doesn’t love these. They should last for about a week in an airtight container. These make a special, healthy treat for your furry pal. Enjoy!