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March 8, 2013
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mamajhk
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I bought some leg quarters and cooked them for stock (yesterday and today). The deboned meat is in the fridge. They were cooked past the 2/3 cooked recommended for canning.  I am out of freezer space and want to can the deboned meat.  Do I proceed as if it had been 2/3 cooked?  I guess my main thought is that it will be way over cooked after canning.

Canning meat is a whole new experience for me.  

March 9, 2013
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Go ahead and can it!  It will be more done than what it is now, but still very usable when canned!   And it will still taste better since you made it yourself :)

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March 9, 2013
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Thanks CindyP.  I will let you know how it turns out.  Like I said canning meat is a whole new experience for me.  I want to be able to open a jar and fix chicken and noodles or whatever in a hurry.  Just check my jar supply and I need to make a Wal Mart run.  Want to can the broth in 1/2 pints and I think I may have three empties.   Ugh.  Hate going to the store on the weekend.hissy-fit

March 10, 2013
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mamajhk, I can approx 100 lbs of chicken a year and use lots of broth. I can my broth in qt jars. If I make chicken with noodles, dumplins, etc, I use 3-4 qts of broth for 1 pint of chicken. I don’t know how you are going to use the chicken or broth but wonder if it would be feasable to can broth in 1/2 pints. For some reason I am almost brain dead today but hope you understand what I can’t express in words. Tooooo much housecleaning?????????????? hoosiergalsun2

March 10, 2013
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hoosiergal said
mamajhk, I can approx 100 lbs of chicken a year and use lots of broth. I can my broth in qt jars. If I make chicken with noodles, dumplins, etc, I use 3-4 qts of broth for 1 pint of chicken. I don’t know how you are going to use the chicken or broth but wonder if it would be feasable to can broth in 1/2 pints. For some reason I am almost brain dead today but hope you understand what I can’t express in words. Tooooo much housecleaning?????????????? hoosiergalsun2

 

 

 

Since there is just the two of us most of the time I usually can broth and such in 1/2 pint jars because I use it when I make a sauce for chicken or other meat but more than a cup is usually wasted because somehow it gets pushed to the back of the fridge never to be seen again.  The chicken in pints would probably be equal to your ratio (math is not my strong suit).  My main concern was if the chicken was going to be way overcooked having been cooked more than 2/3 way done and then processed for the 1 hr and 15 mins.  If it is I can just grind it up for chicken sandwiches or patties.  It will serve me right for changing things in the middle.

 

When you get done with your house can you come do mine?

March 11, 2013
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Thanks to whoever fixed my post.  I tried and couldn’t make it work at the time.snuggle

March 11, 2013
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wink yw

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March 11, 2013
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to mamajhk. I would LOVE to clean your house, however helpspinning-devilspinning-devilspinning-devildoubt if I ever will get finished with this one. Sorry about that. How do you make chicken patties out of canned chicken? Thanks, hoosiergal

March 11, 2013
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Much like I do canned tuna.  1 egg per can of tuna (small) plus enough breadcrumbs or flour or cracker crumbs to make meat to stick together and seasoning to your taste (salt, pepper. onion). It is hard to explain but it needs to be able to stick together like a hamburger patty.  I have been letting my tuna patties sit in the fridge for a little while and chill out.  Then I put a small amount of oil in the skillet and brown on one side and then on the other.  With the home canned chicken I would probably chop/grind the chicken into smaller chunks and then proceed as above. 

The tuna patties were a staple when I was growing up and when my kids were growing up so it is something I don’t really have a recipe for but just do it by looks and feel.

 

I had to try to get someone to clean my house.  I sure am not doing a very good job of it lately.  

March 11, 2013
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Thanks for the info reg using chicken patties. Never thought of that but a real good suggestion. Might be dinner tomorrow.  hoosiergalkiss

March 16, 2013
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Even when you raw pack chicken it is over cooked when you finish. There are just two of us and I pack pint jars 1/3 full of meat and 1/3 of celery,onions, and diced carrots and fill with broth. That is soup base. Season it when you want to eat and add pasta or rice or whatever.

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