Food Hacks
Woman shares simple method for preserving chicken to last for up to 12 months
I didn't know this could be done without a pressure cooker. Can't wait to try.
Jessica Adler
02.10.22

Most of us are dependent on our refrigerators to keep our leftover meals and other food from going bad. But there’s just one caveat to that.

A fridge can only do so much.

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Let’s take chicken for example.

A fridge can keep your leftover chicken good to eat for maybe a week at most.

But after that, forget about it. If you didn’t finish it by then, then you’re probably going to have to throw it out.

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However, what if I told you that there was a way to keep your cooked chicken preserved and intact for up to a year?

You’d say I was crazy right?

Well, think again. There are actually lots of ways of preserving meat without using refrigeration.

Melissa Mir has a YouTube channel that will show you how to preserve cooked chicken for up to a year as well as many other incredible cooking hacks that will keep food in your kitchen and, as a result, money in your pocket.

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You only need simple ingredients:

Chicken (of course), salt, pepper, paprika, vinegar, onions, and parsley.

Begin by rinsing the chicken under some cold water before drying it off again with some paper towels.

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Time to spice things up.

Then, place the chicken into a bowl and add the spices and the vinegar.

Be sure to rub and mix them all together with your hands to ensure the flavor gets into the meat.

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After you’ve finished that, you can place the bowl of chicken aside and cut the onions and parsley down to your desired size.

Grab some glass jars with lids.

You’ll want them to be about 1 liter in size. Begin to fill the jars with your chicken pieces and your slices up onions and parsley.

Be sure to pack as much as you can into the jars so that you can get the most out of your efforts.

Once you have filled all of the jars, put the lids on them, and be sure to tighten them down as best you can.

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Next, you’ll need a big pot that is wide enough to fit all of your jars and deep enough to be able to hold water above the level of the jars and their lids.

Pro tip: place a piece of cloth or paper towel at the bottom of your pot to keep your jars from breaking or shattering during the next steps.

When your jars are in your pot, go ahead and fill the pot with water until the water level is sitting just above the lids of the jars.

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Turn up the heat.

Cover the pot with a lid and then turn up the heat to medium.

Once the water reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and let the jars simmer in the water for 5 to 6 hours.

Let the water cool and then remove the jars from the water.

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Easy Peasy

You will see during the boil, the chicken lets out its own juices which will fill up the jar.

This juice will turn to gelatin when it cools and that’s just fine.

Your chicken is now cooked and will stay preserved and ready to eat for the next year with no refrigeration needed.

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Get the step-by-step process in the video below!

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By Jessica Adler
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Jessica Adler is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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