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Easy Chicken Jerky in a Dehydrator Recipe

  • Author: Patrick
  • Total Time: 7 hours, 20 minutes


This classic chicken jerky recipe works well with chicken breast tenders. This jerky is tasty, high in protein, and a perfect snack!


  • pounds boneless skinless chicken breast tenders
  • ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger


  1. Slice the chicken into thin 1/4-inch-thick strips
  2. Combine soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic powder, black pepper, and ground ginger in a ziplock bag.
  3. Add the chicken strips, making sure the strips are evenly coated with the marinade. Seal and marinate in your refrigerator for around 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken strips from the refrigerator and place them on the dehydrator trays.
  5. If your food dehydrator reaches 165°F, place the strips in the dehydrator until fully dry (5 to 7 hours). If your dehydrator doesn’t reach 165°F, place your dehydrated chicken pieces on a parchment lined cookie sheet and put in a pre-heated oven at 300°F for around 10 minutes to ensure the jerky reaches 165°F. Then, dehydrate chicken in your dehydrator at the maximum temperature for 6 to 8 hours or until fully dry.
  6. Allow your chicken to cool. If moisture appears on the chicken, dab them with paper towels until dry.
  7. Store in airtight containers in a cool, dry place.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Dehydrating Time: 7 hours


  • Serving Size: 1 ounce
  • Calories: 80
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 280mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg