# Canned chicken

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by SandraMort, Aug 14, 2008.

1. ### SandraMortChillin' With My Peeps

Jul 7, 2008
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I was looking at pressure canners with lust in my heart and realized I don't know how many cups of cooked chicken are in a pound of boneless chicken. Does anybody know offhand? I'm trying to decide if I really *NEED* the 30 quart that lets me do 14 quarts at once. That's a lotta chicken soup or shredded chicken...

Jul 7, 2008
ny
3. ### ChickenToesChillin' With My Peeps

May 14, 2008
NE Wisconsin
Well, a pint is a pound (16 ounces), and there are 2 pints in a quart.

4. ### Mac in WiscoAntagonist

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Quote:You're mixing up your measurements. A pint is 16 fluid ounces, that is not the same as 16 ounces of weight. An ounce of weight is actually an avoirdupois ounce, which is a completely different measurement from a fluid ounce. One measures weight, the other measures a volume of liquid...

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5. ### ChickenToesChillin' With My Peeps

May 14, 2008
NE Wisconsin
Ah, but what about that old saying 'a pint's a pound the world around'?

6. ### Mac in WiscoAntagonist

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Quote:I'd never heard it before. I looked it up and didn't get too concise an answer from anywhere. It is a close approximation for water, but different materials have different densities and that saying only works if you consider water.

It was also noted that a pint in the UK is 20 oz. Thus they have a saying "a pint of water equals a pound and a quarter".

7. ### SandraMortChillin' With My Peeps

Jul 7, 2008
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As the other poster said, it refers to water. Certainly a pint of feathers weighs less than a pint of chicken and both would weigh less than a pint of lead shot... right?

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8. ### Mac in WiscoAntagonist

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I did some googling and came up with a few different answers. The easiest rule of thumb seemed to be one cup per pound of whole chicken or three cups per pound of boneless.

If I did my math right thats 37 pounds of boneless to fill 14 quarts. Your mileage may vary....

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9. ### SandraMortChillin' With My Peeps

Jul 7, 2008
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Thanks, I was too tired to do it myself. It actually is less, since you don't fill them all the way up. But it's a good half dozen plus birds.

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10. ### swampducksOverrun With Guineas

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I've been quite happy with my 17 qt canner over the years. It's hard enough for me to get the water in it to temperature on this cheap gas stove as it is. I can't imagine trying to heat up a 30 qt!

I do pickles and tomatoes and venison. I believe it does 7 qts at a time.