Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Hi all, its late again as I spend too much time on fb playing games. I worked today on canning chicken. I had so many leg quarters that I started w/them. I first decided to can them cooked versus the raw pack. So, instead of boiling chicken for a few hours, I pressure cooked the leg quarters for 5 minutes at 10# pressure. The chicken came out tender and well done. I separated most of the quarters but left a few whole to see if cutting was necessary. The whole pieces did just as good as the separated. After skinning and deboneing, I was able to get 6 pints and 1 half pint. I was rather anxious to try this as I was afraid I had cooked my chicken too long. So, tonight after church, I came home and nuked a bowl of dry spicy chicken noodles. After it was ready, I added half of the half-pint that I had canned. It was great. Really added to the dry noodle soup. I think I will make some more half-pints to have on my storage shelf. I really didn't need the wide mouth jars as the pieces were not large. Tomorrow I can chicken breast so will probably need the wide mouth. Well, gonna add my pics and off to bed.