Do Not Be Afraid of Canning Chicken! If you are like me, when a great deal comes along, well you can’t pass it up. I purchased a 60 pound box of chicken for 89 cents a pound. What does a person do with 60 pounds of chicken. Drag out the pressure canner and can chicken of course.
This simplifies my life. When I need to make a meal to deliver to someone in need. Chicken and noodles is my go to meal. Since the chicken is cooked and ready to eat, a quick meal is a breeze to throw together on those busy nights, or I forgot to take something out of the freezer. Meal preparation is cut in half. Great for food storage!
You must have a pressure canner to can meat.
- Prepare your jars, rings and lids. Jars should be washed and rinsed in Hot Water. Sterilize your rings and lids by boiling in hot water for 1 minute. Drain and set aside.
- Cut you raw chicken into chunks that will fit into your jars.
- Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil on the stove.
- Fill jars with raw chicken to just under 1 inch rim.
- Fill jars with hot water so chicken is completely covered. Don’t go over the 1 inch rim on jar.
- Wipe rim of jars to remove any chicken or water that may have gotten on the rim and around where you screw on the ring.
- Place lid and rings on jars.
- Can at 10 pounds pressure. Quart jars process for 1 1/2 hours, pint jars for 1 1/2 hours.
- Make sure all jars are sealed before storing.