Hello everyone ! Welcome back ! Recently I have been trying to find other ways to store meat, other than deep-freezing. Indeed, this method requires electricity. No more electricity means everything that is inthe freezer has to be eaten right now or it’ll be lost. Obviously this is not something I wish to meet with. That’s why I’ve decided to take the habit to make preserves. I’ve made some research on the subject and find an easy and efficient way to preserve all the meat we get from raising chickens. It allows us to take less space in the freezer, to be less dependent of the freezer.
Today, let me share with you how I proceed. To put in a nutshell, I make some regular roasted chicken, cut it into pieces, get it into jars and sterilise. Easy as ABC ! Here are some more details.
#1 Roast the chicken in the oven with some butter, light seasoning and some water.
#2 Let the chicken cool down and procede to cut it into parts. Doesn’t matter if the bones are still with the meat, as long as your meat pieces can fit into the jars.
#3 Disinfect your jars pouring some boiling water in it.
#4 Get your jars filled with the meat. 2 large chickens would fit into about 4 1.5L-jars. Add the jelly from the roasting.
#5 Boil some water for the broth. Pour 1L of boiling water for one cube. Let the cube infuse and pour the broth into your jars. Repeat about three times: pour 1L of boiling water on 1 cube, infuse, pour on the chicken, boil more water, pour 1L of boiling water on 1 cube and so on, until all your jars are filled.
#6 Sterilise your jars. Place them into a large pot, you must be able to fit all the jars and to fill up with water right above the the top of them, so the sterilisation is complete. Sterilise for 2 hours once the water starts boiling.
#7 Let it rest over night.
#8 The next day, add some more water in the pot, again so that it covers the jars. Sterilise again for one more hour once the water starts boiling.
#9 Remove the jars from the water and let them cool down. When the jars are cool enough, stick a tag on them, stating what the content is and the sterilisation day.
You can store these jars for 6 months, no more.
I hope this post will be useful for any of you. If you have any question or suggestion, please let me know.
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