Pressure Canning for Long Term Food Storage
Pressure Canning Raw Chicken Breast
It is much easier than you might think to pressure can raw chicken breast at home. It can be done safely and affordably. I love to have pressure canned chicken breast on my prep shelf.
Why Pressure Can Chicken?
I have taken to canning my meat because, if we were ever to lose power for an extended period of time I might lose my freezer contents and that could be devastating.
How to get Started
I found this chicken on sale and Safeway +50% off! it ended up being $1.50 a pound for boneless skinless breast.
*Note this article was written in 2014*
I had help! This was a long day and I was thankful for the help in getting the chicken into the jars.
Here they are just adding hot water to the canning jars that I had put the raw chicken into. Bring the water to within an inch of the top. You could also add broth, or a combination of the two, if you wanted to.
Loading the Pressure Canner
I was gifted this amazing All American pressure canner. I am so thankful for it. The benefit of this style of pressure canner is it doesn’t have a seal that will need to be replaced. I had 2 sizes of jars so had to do 2 rounds…oy, it was loud all.day.long. The pressure canner had to go for 70 minutes at 15 lbs for us…over 1000 feet above sea level.
It varies, so you want to read the book for your elevation.
Label your Jars
As you can see I spent a lot of time placing labels on my jars. I have recently started to store my full canning jars without the rings. It helps to know if the seal has broken and you don’t want your jar to reseal itself. It also makes it easy to know if a seal has broken because the smell will tell you. If you leave the rings on you won’t get that option.