Canning Chicken Stock ???

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by pacountrygirl, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. pacountrygirl

    pacountrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    If I want to can the chicken w/ the stock do I cook the chickens w/o the veggies first and pick the meat off the bone then recook the carcass with the veggies and add this stock in the jars with the ckicken? I'm excited to try this. I got a pressure canner yesterday. I never used one so I'm also a little nervous... :eek:
     
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my grandmothers used to can meats and they were very good but im not sure how she did it....this is what I found online



    Having cooked, canned chicken on the shelf ready to use is so handy. You can use your meat in casseroles, enchiladas and tacos, soups, you name it!! You can have your own quick and easy convenience foods ready and waiting for you!

    Here is what I do to can chicken:

    I buy the leg and thigh combos when they go on sale. I usually buy 20#’s.

    I use my tabletop roaster oven (but this could be done in a large roasting pan in the oven too). I put the chicken pieces in there with added onions and salt and pepper it all. I let the cook until the meat is falling off the bones.

    I debone the chicken and put it in a pot. I add some of the broth from cooking and extra water and sometimes a few chicken bullion cubes too.

    I heat it all up and put the meat and broth into clean and sterilized quart sized jars. Leave about 1 inch of head space in the jar. Put a new lid on it and a ring. I let this can at 10lbs. pressure for 90 minutes.
    http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/canchicken.htm
     
  3. spatcher

    spatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can do it either way! I usually put everything together in one pot then when the chicken is done (enough to fall off the bone), use a slotted spoon or whatever you have on hand, put the chicken in a bowl to cool before trying to separate meat,bones etc. I have an 18 qt pressure cooker on the deck over a heavy duty propane cooker. If you want to take the time to bone the chicken before hand you can use the "cold pack" method as well. Just make sure that the pressure time adjustment is for the ingredient it takes the longest to cook (should be the chicken tho). Enjoy and if you have any questions you can PM me. I pressure cook every year. Veggies, stock, venison whatever!!! lol
     
  4. pacountrygirl

    pacountrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks ams3651. That is a great site. Going back to read more! [​IMG]
     
  5. pacountrygirl

    pacountrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your reply spatcher. I have the meat all cooked and deboned. I just have to strain the broth...any easy way to do this? [​IMG] I would love to know what all you can. I want to do as much as possible this year. I just got my pressure canner. This will be the first time we used it. You mentioned that you use yours on the deck with a propane burner....that's what I planned on doing until I read the canner book and it said not to....I wonder why...maybe it has to do with maintaining the pressure. Well, if it works for you I think I'll give it a try. [​IMG] Thanks again.....
     
  6. tmk

    tmk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi pacountrygirl, I'm just about where you are at canning!! [​IMG]
    Well, a little behind because you've already got a pressure canner. I'm still looking for a good one [​IMG]
    What kind of canner did you get??
    Chicken stock is one of the things I really want to learn how to can.
    We can be canning buddies [​IMG]
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  8. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew MP would come save the day [​IMG]
     
  9. pacountrygirl

    pacountrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Ooohhhh, we can talk each other through this.... :aww I bought a 23 qt. Presto.... I love this site and thanks to Miss Prissy I'm making my own yogurt too [​IMG] I'll keep ya posted on how I make out!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. pacountrygirl

    pacountrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Prissy, your the greatest!!! [​IMG]
     

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