Smoky Chicken Jerky


Learn how to make chicken jerky at home with smoked salt, condiments, herbs, and spices. Chicken jerky is a light snack that's great to have on hand all winter long. It takes a while to slow-cook in the oven, but it's worth it! The marinade can also be used on beef, turkey, duck, or venison.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds frozen skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • ¾ cup low-sodium soy sauce

  • ¼ cup teriyaki marinade

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon smoked salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • cooking spray


  1. Cut chicken with the grain into very thin strips, about 1/4-inch thick, while still mostly frozen.

  2. Whisk soy sauce, teriyaki marinade, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, lemon juice, smoked salt, ginger, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne together in a bowl and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken strips, coat with marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

  3. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 180 degrees F (80 degrees C). Spray a wire rack with cooking spray; place the rack onto a rimmed baking sheet.

  4. Remove chicken from marinade and shake off excess. Place chicken on the prepared rack as close together as possible without touching. Discard remaining marinade.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven, flipping halfway through, until chicken is uniformly dark orange in color and dry inside when cut in half, 4 to 5 hours.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

40 Calories
0g Fat
2g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 40
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 519mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 105mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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