As I promised, this post is going to update you on my thoughts on canning chicken raw.
Here’s a pic of the jars after they had cooled & been washed off.
Well, as it happened, I canned this on a Thursday and then had the perfect opportunity to give it a try when I found out that a dear, sweet friend of mine came back from her camping trip sick. Her sweet little girl came down with a stomach bug on the way home, & then she came down with it. So, I fixed a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup. I had all the ingredients in my pantry, including some store-bought egg noodles, so it was super easy & quick to throw together. I made enough for both her family and mine for supper that night.
Here’s what the chicken looked like after I pulled it out of the jar. Remember my telling you that these roosters were a little over a year old? Most birds at this age are starting to get chewy & tough. When I pulled these four chicken breasts out of the jar, they literally fell off the bone! It was so tender & juicy, you would’ve thought that these were very young, tender birds if I hadn’t told you any different.
In fact, look what happened when I put it in the soup pot. It literally fell apart. It looks like a put shredded chicken in the pot when, in fact, I just cut it into bite-sized chunks before placing it in the pot.
The taste was great! It was very moist & tender. I will definitely be doing this again in the near future. In fact, I have a few bags of frozen chicken that were some of our older birds. These will now be canned up first chance I get. It definitely makes it quicker & easier to throw a meal together this way.
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