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Garden Green
11-30-2008, 12:08 AM
1 whole stewing chicken
1 teaspoon salt

Remove any giblets which may be in chicken and scrub well.

Wash one, one or two-quart canning jar (depending on the size of the chicken).

Add 1 tsp salt to jar.

Pack raw, skin-on chicken into the jar. If it won't fit you may have to cut it up a bit. Leave 1/2 to 1 inch head space.

Put jar lids in hottest tap water.

Clean the lip of the jar carefully to ensure a good seal and place lids and screw-tops on jar; finger tighten.

Place in pressure canner filled with enough water (not hot) to come 1/2 to 3/4 of the way up the jars.

Process for 90 minutes after pressure has reached 15 lbs.

Please note that it is not necessary to add any water to the jars- the chicken will make a delicious broth which will be gelled unless it is heated. Do not de-bone chicken as the bones are necessary to make a good broth.

herb girl
12-01-2008, 02:43 PM
We canned chicken this fall and it was wonderful. We added fresh herbs as well.
such a great meal when you come home and don't feel like cooking.

12-01-2008, 06:46 PM
I'd seriously love to try this! (now, I'm gonna have to raise me some chickens! LOL!)

Garden Green
12-02-2008, 02:40 PM
I'm all about the having something good to eat when we don't feel like cooking!