Friday, February 24, 2017

Chicken, Chicken, and More Chicken

Yesterday morning, I  put away 40 lbs of chicken and completely cleaned the entire kitchen after with Clorox in 2 hours and 35 minutes.  The trash was even out.  However, to be fair the pressure cooker was still going and had about 30 more minutes.   So what did I make?

2 pans of Italian Ranch chicken strips

 8 pans of barbecue chicken chunks (I froze these in round pans because I can either bake them this way, or they will fit perfectly in my round crockpot.)

 4 pans of chicken pot pie (I freeze the filling and add my bread topping when I bake them.  I either add a biscuit crust, cornbread crust, or a pie crust depending on my mood.)

 4 pans of chicken tetrazzini (I put cheese on all four, but snapped the photo to show the veggies, too.)

 5 bags with the double the amount we need for a meal.  This is for grilling.  If we have company I'll have enough, but if not I'll grill extra to use during the week.

 Almost 2 quarts of chicken broth.

 7 pints of chicken for chicken salad or quick meals.  (This was my first time raw packing meat to can, so I've learned something new this month.)


At $68.95 the chicken for these meals works out to be $2.30 per meal.  Not bad at all.  

8 comments:

  1. Not only not a bad price, but a super time thrifty "cost" when you have grab and cook meals layer.

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    1. I agree. I'm hoping that I can encourage my daughter to take a turn at cooking .... lol

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  2. Wow, you were so productive! I love all the meals you planned with your chicken. Way to go. :)

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    1. Thanks. It looks like a lot of chicken, but I am working on a couple of months' menus so that I can spread everything out.

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  3. Man! You must have been flying around that kitchen! Cold packing chicken goes very quickly, I wonder why more people don't can meat. It's one of the easiest things to do. Great job! I love to see others industry.

    Hugs
    Jane

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    1. I got down to that last 20 Minutes and all I had left do was clean up. I started the timer and took off. :-)
      I have canned beef in the past, but never chicken. I'm not sure why. Once it was jarred, it totally took care of itself.

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  4. Way to go you!You were much faster than me, and I was just trimming and cutting the raw chicken into the cuts I prefer. Although to be fair to myself I was also going back and forth between working at home that day, so my time assessment might be off.

    Even though it took me a while, I have a great sense of satisfaction about all that chicken on hand and ready to go for future meals.

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    1. I turned everything off and only answered the phone once...lol...but I was multi tasking like crazy.

      Like you, I feel a sense of satisfaction knowing that it is ready to go and I have plenty of easier prep meals now.

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