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Chicken and Gravy in a Jar

Course Meat
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Yield 2 1 litre (quart) jars
Calories 158 kcal

Ingredients

  • 175 g onion (chopped. 1 cup / 6 oz)
  • 125 g celery (finely chopped. 1 cup / 4 oz )
  • 175 g potato (peeled, diced. 1 cup / 6 oz)
  • 1 kg chicken (boneless. 2 lbs)
  • 2 teaspoons salt (OR non-bitter, non-clouding salt sub)
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons white wine (dry. 50 ml / 2 oz)
  • chicken stock (or water, to fill jars. See recipe notes)
Metric - US Customary

Instructions

  1. Wash, peel, chop onion. Add to large bowl.
  2. Wash, chop celery. Add to large bowl.
  3. Wash, peel, dice potatoes. Add to large bowl.
  4. Cut chicken into 5 cm (2 inch) chunks. Add to large bowl.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients except broth to bowl.
  6. Put a kettle or pot of water on to boil for you to make your chicken broth from, if you are using bouillon cubes, powder or liquid. If you're using home-made, start heating it in microwave. Mind the surge when you remove it.
  7. Using your clean hands or a very sturdy spoon, mix the contents of the bowl.
  8. Jar size choices: half-litre (1 US pint) or 1 litre (US quart)
  9. Pack the hot jars firmly (but not overly tightly) with mixture.
  10. Leave 3 cm (1 inch) headspace.
  11. Top up the jars with hot chicken broth.
  12. Debubble; adjust headspace.
  13. Wipe jar rims.
  14. Put lids on.
  15. Processing pressure: 10 lbs (69 kPa) weighted gauge, 11 lbs (76 kpa) dial gauge (adjust pressure for your altitude when over 300 metres / 1000 feet.)
  16. Processing time: half- litre (1 US pint) 75 minutes; 1 litre (US quart) 90 minutes.