Chicken Mexican Soup ( for Canning )
photo by Gretchen G.
- Ready In:
- 4hrs 30mins
1 7 Quarts Soup
- 3 large boneless chicken breasts (cooked, shredded or cubed )
- 1 1⁄2 cups carrots (sliced )
- 2 cups celery (sliced )
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans Rotel Tomatoes
- 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans (rinsed and drained )
- 4 cups diced tomatoes (fresh or canned )
- 6 cups water
- 6 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups corn (frozen or fresh cut kernels from cob)
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon canning salt
- 3 garlic cloves (minced)
- 3 chicken bouillon cubes
- Boil chicken covered in water until done. When chicken has cooled you can shred it or cut into 1-inch cubes. Set aside.
- Prepare pressure canner. Heat jars and lids in simmering water until ready for use. ( do not boil ).
- In large pot add all ingredients except chicken. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 3 minutes. Add chicken and boil lightly for 5 minutes.
- Ladle hot soup into hot jars leaving 1-inch headspace, remove air bubbles and wipe rim of jar. Center hot lid on jar. Apply band and adjust until fingertip tight. Place jars into pressure canner.
- Process quarts at 11 pounds pressure for 90 minutes or pints for 75 minutes ( adjust for altitude if needed ).
- Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lids should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
- THIS RECIPE YIELDS 7 QUARTS!
Questions & Replies
This is EPIC, I made this last Thursday, had jars ready to go..got a call that my family was coming for a 4 day weekend so it never made the first jar..They loved it..served it with fresh lime pico de gallo..and tortillas..made a geat crowd pleaser dinner with not a drop left.I did use black beans as opposed to kidney beans and used an extra can of rotel,one hot one medium..very snappy..I hope the next round makes it into jars!! Bring on the canning recipes!!
Thank you for this recipe! Love it! I used turkey instead of chicken. Made a big pot of stock from a turkey carcass and then used it as the base for this soup. I made mine a bit more chunky (extra cans of beans) and a bit spicier (extra can of RoTel, red pepper flakes) and my husband LOVED it. Doubled the recipe. Processing one batch tonight. Will bring back to a boil and process the second batch tomorrow. I'm always looking for new pressure canning recipes and this one is unique. Plus it enabled me to use up a turkey carcass! Win in!