≡ Menu

Canning Chicken

canned.chicken4

When boneless chicken breasts go on sale for $1.79 a pound, I’ve been known to buy 30 pounds. It may sound crazy, but it’s just good home economics. I do many different things with this chicken – – I freeze uncooked in a variety of marinades, I grill and freeze, and I make shredded chicken burritos as a make-ahead meal. My latest discovery in using my sale chicken is canning.

Let me first say that canned chicken is no thing of beauty. Frankly, it looks like a science experiment in the jar, before and after its processed. (Once you open it, just looks like regular chicken – – in the jar, it reminds of something you would see in a mad scientist lab.) However, canned chicken makes the most tender, moist chicken you will ever eat, and my 10 year-old begs me to pop open cans of it for sandwiches. Having canned chicken means you have instant, high quality, low-fat protein to go with lunch or dinner. This also makes for great emergency food.

Canning chicken is the easiest thing I’ve ever canned by far. No need to precook or add any liquid. Heck, you don’t even need to sterilize the jars, because it processes so long. Here’s how you can chicken:

Cut chicken in big chunks, or put large pieces in pint canning jars. One pound will fill one pint. If desired, add 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Leave one inch headspace.

canned.chicken.3

 

Secure with new canning lid, and a ring. Process for 75 minutes, following the instructions of your pressure canner.

canned.chicken1

The chicken will make it’s own liquid, which can be used in soup or other recipes. We often make chicken curry salad with our canned chicken. There’s no need to heat the chicken up before serving — it’s shelf stable and ready-to-eat! Add this to your list of homemade convenience foods next time chicken goes on sale – – you won’t be sorry.

{ 8 comments… add one }
  • Ellen March 2, 2016, 9:10 PM

    I got it out of a cook book. Canning is very basic, but a lot of work. I think the book was from Better Homes Gardens. Just read for 10 minutes. Make a list of sulpeips, go shopping, then plan your day. Help is better then 1 person. A mistake I made was not starting off with small batches. I went in heard first strong, then faded.

  • 4b6Thanks. I’ll give it a look. For the record, I’m not completely ignorant of Christology. I think I understand the basic categories. It’s just tracing out the various claims of implication from the categories that I find difficult. I.e., how does Nestorianism relate to one’s doctrine of predestination, etc.

  • First of all you look fab and I am jealous of those cute shoes! Secondly you and Clare make some great points, I have reduced my spending a lot, buying what I need rather than what I want but I could do better! Instead of pressure to find new retail items to blog about I'm visiting my wardrobe and shoe collection to post about things I have xx

  • psd bank kreditkarte October 19, 2016, 4:49 PM

    Scribe [45],The levels,rates, are of no concern to the bank. It’s their spread that is the arbiter. With the ffr at an effective 0% rate, the spread is huge. There is an incentive to lend at these rates. One caveat, lend to quality, not the walking dead.

  • Good work AM Crew!And now a word from our sponsors:- don’t leave dirty clothes at the gym. We’ll pile them up for a couple of days and then they will get tossed or given to goodwill- there are squirt bottles with cleanser at the gym; if you slime something (blood, sweat, tears), wipe it down- gents; we have a urinal, use it. Leave the toilet for the ladies- we have hot water and a shower!More to come. The new space is coming together. Progress

Leave a Comment

Read previous post:
Dehydrating Carrots

I recently bought a 50 pound of carrots, 'cause I got them for $15. That's 30 cents a pound. I...

Close