Pressure Canning Chicken

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It’s so convenient to go to the shelf in the basement and get a jar of home canned chicken. Yes, you can buy canned chicken, but I love doing my own.

Some will say, that’s a lot of work! Yes, it is, but if you get a good price on chicken, it’s great to preserve it by canning it. I have a freezer but always worry about losing food if the electric ever goes off for any extended period of time.

I’m NOT a canning expert, and someone is sure to find fault with how I do mine, but this works for me. I’m 68 and started canning with my mother when I was quite young, and this is how we do it!

Pressure Canned Chicken

Desired amount of raw chicken you desire to can

1/2 tsp salt per pint

1/2 tsp Herbs de Provence (optional), or seasonings you prefer

Jar lids & rings

Pressure canner

1. Place jars in dishwasher and run through cycle

2. Cut chicken into chunks the size you desire

3. Place raw chicken into jars pressing it down slightly (leave 1 inch headspace

4. Add salt & herbs, or other seasonings

5. Wipe off rim of each jar

6. Apply lid and then ring to each jar

8. Add 2 quarts water to pressure canner along with the jars of chicken

9. Place on large burner and pressure can pints for 75 minutes and quarts for 90 minutes at 10 pounds pressure, according to your pressure canner instructions.

10. Allow canner to cool, off of burner, until all pressure is released.

11. Remove to an area where they can cool slowly as they seal

12. When completely cooled (usually the next day) wipe jars off thoroughly and store in a cool dry place

13. Enjoy many different ways…chicken soup or casserole, chicken salad, chicken & noodles….any way you want to😎

Published by Deborah Blowers

I’m a gal who loves to be in her kitchen cooking! Growing up in a large family allowed for me to begin cooking and baking at a fairly young age. I’m a wife, mother, and nurse.

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