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dehydrated turkey jerky

Easy Teriyaki Dehydrated Turkey Jerky Recipe

  • Author: Patrick
  • Total Time: 6 hours, 35 minutes


Being lower in fat, turkey jerky is a healthier alternative to beef jerky. Using great-tasting ingredients that you likely already have on hand, this high-protein dehydrated turkey recipe is great for beginners and makes a wonderful snack!


  • 1-pound skinless cage-free turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of honey


  1. Freeze the turkey breast for 30 minutes or until firm before slicing.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade in a medium-sized bowl.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut the turkey breast across the grain into even ¼-inch-thick slices. Cutting it across the grain will yield a chewy jerky.
  4. Coat your turkey slices with the marinade and place them in a pot. Add a cup of water and let the liquid come to a boil. Then, simmer until the meat slices reach 165˚F (check the temperature using a meat thermometer).
  5. Drain your turkey slices in a colander and pat them dry with a paper towel.
  6. Place the turkey slices on the dehydrator trays in a single layer, leaving enough space between the slices.
  7. Dehydrate the turkey pieces at 145˚F until fully dry. The total time to make dehydrated turkey will vary depending on the size and thickness of the pieces, so start checking for doneness every hour. Flip and re-arrange dehydrator trays as needed to ensure even drying.
  8. Once the turkey is dry, allow it to cool to room temperature. Store your turkey jerky in an airtight container, or enjoy it immediately!
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Dehydrating Time: 6 hours
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1 ounce
  • Calories: 60kcal
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 270mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 10g