Monday, October 7, 2013

Bottled Chicken!

Eating healthy can sometimes be tricky when life gets in the way, you work full time, have kids to chauffeur to and from various activities, have a house to keep up on, get to the gym, and everything in between. 

Let me introduce you to my new favorite treat. Bottled chicken! 
I know, right? Honestly, I never in my wildest dreams thought I would be domestic enough to pull this one off but one of my co-workers does it all the time and talked me into giving it a whirl. First off, I bought my chicken ahead of time. When on sale around here, it comes by the refrigerated truckloads. I got myself a 40lb case. Let me tell you, that is a lot of chicken! Well, at least more than I'm used to buying at once. 

The part about getting it all cut and in jars was no big deal. In fact, it took no time at all. In all honesty, I was more nervous about the processing of the jars. I was creeped out that I wouldn't do it right, we'd all get sick, and it would be a disaster in and of itself. Once in jars and in the pressure cooker, 75 minutes, and you've got the best chicken ever!

I love this stuff! And it has no preservatives and all the other yucky stuff they cram into the canned chicken at the stores. Better yet, it's perfect as a go-to staple in so many meals. Enchiladas, paninis, homemade soup, and just on the top of a salad. It's so juicy, full of flavor, and just falls apart the way you would want it to. I even ate it right out of the jar in my fridge as a snack this week.

I love finding new tricks and new ideas for eating healthy. It makes it that much easier to stay on track and treat my body in the way it was meant to be treated. How grateful I am for who I've become in this whole process. I may not be perfect, but I'm much better than I was 2.5 years ago.

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  1. We tried ours yesterday with a broccoli pasta. It was so quick,easy, and tasty! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and time!

  2. I wish I had the time and the skills to do that! I buy the frozen breast things and cook those up all the time. Good read!

  3. Do you add water and spices before you can it? I need to try this!!!!!!!!!

  4. Very interesting! I think whatever we can do to keep ourselves on track is a great investment in learning. The more I learn and try new things, the more fun and success I create. Like your blog!

  5. Dear Paige, Your blog is extremely encouraging!! :) I love how you bring Jesus into your story as well! :) It is amazing how much we fail when we don't have the lord's strength behind something we are trying to accomplish. How has 2014 started off for you? I look forward to reading more from you! :) Blessings, Heather :)

  6. Paige - I just read your story on Runs for Cookies and you are SO INSPIRING! I have only read a few of your posts, but I'm looking forward to digging in to more of them in the next couple of days. I hope you are doing really well!

  7. Do you have instructions for how to do this?

  8. I too just found your blog from 'Runs for Cookies'. I have read your last year's worth of entries in one day! I love it. Which pressure cooker do you use? Hope to hear from you soon.