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Pressure Canning - bonesless/skinless chicken breast that I got on sale - froze for easy cubing, then raw pack and can.
Canned Raw-Pack Chicken Breast
Freeze chicken - any chicken will work, boneless or bone-in. I used boneless skinless chicken breast. It's much easier to cut chicken that is slightly frozen!
While meat is still frozen chop into chunks, or if using bone-in chicken break bones at the joints. Loosely pack chicken into clean jars, leaving 1-1/4 inch head space at the top. You will not be adding any broth - the chicken will create its own while Canning.
Add about 1/4 teaspoon salt to each pint jar or 1/2 teaspoon to quarts (optional but, preferred).
I wipe my jar rims with a bit of white vinegar on a paper-towel,to remove any chicken pieces, fat or salt before placing lids on.
Attach and secure rings and lids - remember - do NOT over-tighten bands.
Place chicken in a pressure canner and process.
Processing times at 11 pound pressure (sea level) and adjust pressure for your altitude (I am at 5280 so, I process at 13 lbs)
Remove lid from Canner and let rest askew for a good 5-10mins to prevent siphoning of broth. Move jars to a draft free area on a baking rack with a towel underneath for extra measure. Let cool for 24 hours before moving. After 24 hours, remove rings and check to proper seal, wash jars and store without rings until ready to eat. I always suggest boiling the chicken a good 10 mins. upon opening the can to kill any bacteria or spores that may be present...
Boneless Chicken: Pints–1 hour 15 minutes. Quarts–1 hour 30 minutes.
Bone-in Chicken: Pints–65 minutes. Quarts–1 hour 15 minutes.
NOTE: notice too - that my stove is dang near to LOW and yet I hold pressure at 13 pounds (my dial is right at 13.5 and will fall slightly as stove is turned down a bit more) for just about 90mins after venting for 10mins... SO many people think you have the stove on HIGH and everything is about to BLOW... this is not the case, and on the inside of my Presto Canner there is 3 Quarts of water - that's it..just thought you should know :)
Recipe Adapted from: Chickens in the Road
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