Monday, February 16, 2009

Chicken in a jar!

All of you who have inspired me to be more of a molly Mormon, holly homemaker-this goes out to you! With a quick coaching call from my aunt and mom on how to can chicken, it didn't turn out to bad! Since I'm in charge of canning/food storage in our ward, I'd figure I would learn how to do it so I can teach it.
Ready.....Set.....Go.....
Poor little chicken, didn't stand a chance with my mean kitchen shears. (This was the longest part, next time I'll just buy chicken breast and cut it up my self.)

Sanitize your lids and jars in boiling hot water!

Stuff your raw chicken in pint or quart sized jars. Leave one inch from the top. Add salt 1/2 teaspoon, I also added dried onion.

You need to have a pressure cooker or pressure caner for this job. Get your 2 cups water boiling. Don't completely seal your lids on, leave room for it to release the water. Cover and and get pressurized, for pints, 10 pds. Let cooking for 75 minutes.

The finished product. You need to seal your lids after you get them out and let cool. If I can do this ANY one can do this. It was so fun and so easy. So now I think I have a new hobby. Next week I'll try some butter! Any ideas on any kind of canning or websites would be great!





12 comments:

Jennifer said...

You're amazing and ambitious to be able to put chicken in a jar! But, it doesn't surprise me, it's Miken! Congrats on the little one coming in May. How exciting!

Piko and Kanoe sitting in a tree. . . said...

I am so afraid of canning! Thanks for posting how easy it really is. Now I'm off to finding a great deal on a pressure cooker!

Sara said...

I'm kinda grossed out, but TOTALLY PROUD of you for getting your hands dirty. We'll be living off of tuna...

Rich knows all said...

You did a great job. Way to go. It looks just like it is supposed to.

Rami, Danielle, Eva, Jacob and Libby said...

This looks like quite the adventure. Not sure I am ready for it. I screamed and cried the first time I cooked a turkey.

Nathan and Aubrey said...

I didn't know it was that easy. I just might do it!

kristal said...

This is myf avorite. I love having chicken ready to go. I'm too "chicken" to do it alone though, Ih ave to do it with Jana or my mom...I need to do it again soon...wish you lived closer!

alison said...

My sister has been canning chicken and hamburger for about a month, I need to do it, you are awesome Miken!!

Sarah said...

Miken, you're cool! My sister was just looking at getting a pressure cooker to can meats so - hope you don't mind - i copy-n-pasted your instructions to her :)
Way to go! And.. wow... that does seem way easy. I didn't think it would be. You're inspiring me and stirring up potential projects!

The Bosko Family said...

You are something else Miken. Wish you lived close to me so you could teach me how to can things...I want to make homemade jelly.

Love you blog! You family is beautiful!

Sarah said...

Did you mean make butter or can butter? I'd love another step-by-step when you do the butter - you make it look so easy! :)

Kelly and Nathan said...

I need to come over so you can show me how to do this. How long does it last? I hope you had help from Phil.:) Nathan is my helper in the kitchen and he would definitely be needed for that project.:) I hate touching raw meat! But ya gotta do what ya gotta do.:) Nows the time to learn and prepare.