Tonight I time traveled back to 1923 so that I could purchase all-natural, boneless, skinless, hormone free, and never-been-frozen chicken breasts. Grant it, I got a little car sick in the DeLorean, and I had a brief run-in with Biff, but it was worth it. I only paid a whomping TWENTY-FOUR CENTS A POUND. Since I had to pre-order it, after all, I bought it in bulk, 80 pounds, Doc Brown says he’ll just drop off the chicken to me on October 24, right here in my city, in the present-day. So that’s service, eh?
Yeah, if you didn’t think I was crazy yet, I just might have convinced you finally, right? *grin* Well you see, that’s almost exactly what I did tonight. I’ve written about this company, Zaycon Foods previously, but our reader base increases by nearly 50% every single month, so I thought I’d better do it again—especially if YOU can manage to save a little coin on a kitchen staple like this too. Here’s the scoop.
I just purchased 80 pounds of all natural, totally fresh, never frozen, boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are completely hormone free with NO additives (including water) or artificial anything. In fact, when I pick up my order of the 80 pounds of chicken breasts, they will have most likely been off of birds that were clucking and pecking less than a week prior. But here’s the really, really great part. My total out-of-pocket costs for this 80 pounds of fabulous chicken breasts was less than 25 cents a pound! Yeah, that’s right. No MLM stuff. No coupons. No fuss. In fact, when I go to pick up my 80 pounds of all-natural boneless, skinless chicken breasts I will simply pull up to the nice man in the designated parking lot, show him my receipt, and before I can say “Howdy Doody” he’ll have loaded the chicken in my car and off I go. Heck, if that’s not Teenage Proof, I don’t know what is.
I then take the chicken home, stuff it in clean and sanitized Mason jars (and reserve a few breasts to cook right away—they are so big and plump and beautiful chicken breasts I just salivate when I think of all of the possibilities as I’m working with it.) Canning the chicken is easy, takes me only 90 minutes at the most, and you will NEVER taste more succulent, moist, perfect chicken as you will when you can this meat. It’s AWESOME…and that chicken soaking in the liquid for a couple years creates the most delicious chicken broth you’ve ever had! DEE-VINE!
Anyway, back to how I got this chicken SO Cheap—and how you can too with no strings attached: I paid so little for so much because it’s just a smart, straightforward business practice employed by Zaycon Foods. They sell various protein products all over the U.S. (and expanding more and more all the time) by the case. They provide PREMIUM protein products at great prices. They build up their customer base strictly by word of mouth through people who are fans of their product and prices—kind of like I’m doing now. If there’s a person out there who hopes to save beaucoup bucks on their proteins (my biggest personal angst in the Principle of Food Preparedness) then all they have to do is simply “enroll” as a customer at ZayconFoods.com. Basically, all that means is that they provide their name and e-mail address. In return, Zaycon Foods will e-mail you when a special deal is coming to your area (about once a month, sometimes less frequently than that depending on the time of year); you decide if the special fits your needs; if it does, you click and buy; if it doesn’t you pass. Nothing else. Nothing fancy. It doesn’t cost anything to enroll. There’s no obligation to purchase. It’s just very straight forward. But here’s a really cool facet of it that I love, love, love! Instead of footing the bill for multi-million dollars of advertising and marketing, Zaycon Foods does this awesome thing of giving you a $1 credit every time someone YOU REFER makes a purchase. Yes, that’s EVERY time they make a purchase. So, let’s say your reading this and you want a killer deal on ALL NATURAL boneless, skinless chicken breasts at only $1.69 a pound (that’s significantly less than I see elsewhere and I’m a total coupon freak! Not to mention the fact that you’re not going to get hormone-free chicken at a price less than $5 a pound nowadays and without water injected in it like Costco and your regular grocery stores do.) So you simply click on this link, which is attached to my unique little referral number/name. You enroll. You purchase. And Poof! I’ll see a nice little “Thank You from Zaycon Foods” e-mail in my box when a person first enrolls—though that’s just about all it says—I have no idea who the person is or what they bought, etc.—AND I see a little notice in my “Referral Account” of another dollar to spend on any Zaycon deal that I’m interested in sometime in the future. The referral $1 happens EVERY TIME my referred folks make a purchase. The referral dollars don’t expire—in fact, I hadn’t made a purchase in about 3 months because I didn’t need what they were offering the last little bit. And since the deals are already so great, you get to stretch these nice little referral dollars that much further.
To date, this is my best out-of-pocket cost yet. My very first Zaycon Foods purchase was for their famous chicken breasts priced at $1.59 a pound and I ended up paying about .59 cent’s a pound. I also purchased 60 pounds of bacon a couple months later and paid less than 55 cents a pound for that! (and yes, you can can your own bacon too, folks! I’ve got all the directions right here.)
On their present deal the price is $1.69 a pound. The boxes are sold in 40 pound increments. I’ve got $116 in credit which will fully pay for 68 pounds. So I only have to come up with $19.20 for the remainder which brings my total out of pocket for 80 POUNDS of all-natural, hormone free, plump, fresh boneless, skinless breasts to a mere .24 cents a pound! Gee, I helped people know how to save money on meat. How hard can that be, eh? I kind of get excited when they are doing chicken because everyone I know loves their chicken which means that they are going to purchase some which means more referral dollars. In fact, if I was smart, I’d wait until the end of the sale neared and then made my purchase so that I could use all of the Referral dollars, but I don’t want to risk NOT getting my chicken. They have a limited supply for each area. So instead, I buy as soon as I know there’s a deal I want.
Here’s a little more detail on how their referral program works. When you enroll, you will select a "referral name", I chose "PrepPro" for referral purposes, so that people can put THAT in as their referral source AND they will also give you a url link that you can post (mine is this: http://www.zayconfoods.com/refer/zf52652 ) so that you can simply give that active URL to your friends and have them just click on it and not worry about remembering a referral name. So then you can just send an e-mail out to your friends and such, or send out a periodic Tweet on Twitter, or post something on Pinterest or Facebook—whatever--that will drum up interest for any sane person who wants to save money on quality proteins. Ta da! That's it. It's simple because all you’re doing is just letting your friends know that there’s this AWESOME solution for saving a LOT of money on great quality proteins. The nice thing is that every time Zaycon comes up with another product to purchase it’s a perfect excuse to do the Happy Dance and share a little brag message just like this one! Who doesn’t want to save money on chicken, beef, pork or fish nowadays?—well, besides vegetarians?
My dollars have been building up from the purchases made by people that I’ve referred all over the U.S.; and it grows fast thanks to modern social media AND because Zaycon is in SO many cities all over the U.S. So find out if they are near you too so that you can at least be notified of deals that are coming your way. No Zaycon deliveries in your area yet? Don’t give up. Still enroll for the notifications, because as soon as there are 100 people in your area that have enrolled, Zaycon will open your area too! If you're in a particular hurry then I wholeheartedly recommend that you call Zaycon and chat with one of their customer service folks and find out what you can do to get Zaycon to come to your area. Regardless, enrolling for their e-mail notifications is one of the more worthwhile times that you give someone else your e-mail address. So it’s still WELL worthwhile to tell your friends, enemies, frenemies and family members about this great way to save money on great products. What more can I say? Well, I’ve got some Chicken Parmesan, Lemon Chicken, as well as Chicken and Dumpling recipes to finesse.
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I missed the chicken the last time, but this time!
We picked up 5 units of the beef for us, family and friends. I can not raise beef for the price we purchased the ground meat for. It tasted just like what I raised and my parents raised over the last 30 + years. Thank you for letting your readers know about this wonderful company. I did my research before we purchased, being from a family of cattle ranchers.
Now on to our next wonderful experience, and do not have to chase it around the chicken coop for dinner.
I usually do pint jars with meat, but the chicken takes too long that way so I do quarts.
I've linked to the canning chicken in the article, I believe. If not, just look up "canning meat" in the search bar. That should give you a smaller pool of titles to look at and you'll find it.
Thanks for the info. Never heard of this company before. Signed up with your link and they have a chicken event next month in my city. Now....I have never, ever canned a thing before but am interested in the chicken canning you've done here. I saw your tutorial for canning bacon but where's the tutorial for chicken? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
It will take me about 45 minutes to get it all in jars, but then I just process each batch for 90 minutes. I can get it all done in the same day, but can't leave the house. so when you get it, plan on having everything ready for when you bring it home. Since you just can the meat raw (and I leave the fat on the breasts for flavor, quality calories, and a FANTASTIC broth) the only active work is stuffing the jars with the meat, topping it off with water, cleaning the tops/lids and putting it in the pressure canner.
Kellene- Just was introduced to Zaycon for the first time by you! We purchased 80 lbs of the 93/7 ground beef a couple of weeks ago. It is absolutely the best hamburger meat I have ever seen in my life! We are going to purchase 80 lbs of the chicken breast tomorrow. Can not wait to can this 160 lbs of meat!! I was soooo excited when I got to pick up the beef. My hubbie was just cracking up at me. He said he never saw anyone as "excited as Christmas" to get MEAT!! LOL So now we can't wait to get the chicken.
I think we are going to pack pint jars with 1 lb meat. That would make a good casserole if you add some pasta, rice, beans, etc.!!
Thank you so much for your wonderful blog! We love you!
P.S. And where did you say you are moving to?? **grin**
We bought half a cow that's still on our shelves and in our freezer from this past summer, so I've not taken advantage of their beef yet, but it looks like I won't lose when it does become available. Thanks for the 4-1-1. :-)
Question 373: How long does it take you to can 80 lbs worth of chicken? I'm getting ready to place my order and unsure if I should get 40 or 80 lbs. I don't have a lot of refrigerator space so will have to can directly when I get home with it.
I look at it this way, 80 pounds is easily 80 quarts for me. That's about one casserole, dish, etc. worth. So 80 pounds may seem like a lot, but it actually puts me perfectly at 365 dinners worth of meat just from what I've been getting from Zaycon Foods. So this is Happy Dance worthy today. :-)
LOL! Glad to hear it!!!
And I'm going to be just a little bit jealous of your salmon! It cans really well too!
I just placed my first order with these folks yesterday. Due to server issues there were some problems with the order. Their customer service has been excellent. I've been contacted by two separate people from the company to resolve the issue. One person fixed fixed the issue, and another followed up to make sure I was happy with everything they had done. You don't see that kind of service very often anymore.
So great to hear that!
Oh, how ironic this would be your post today! I ordered 2 cases last Tuesday & told my best friend & she ordered 2 cases. Zaycon finally had an event in TN near me! Way excited about finally getting some Zaycon goodies! I've been waiting since last March, when I first heard about them. I'm even thinking about ordering another case. Gonna be doing way more canning in October!;)
Thanks for the post!
Have I told you lately that I love you? I went to this website and ordered 40lbs of chicken (80lbs kinda scares me) and I can't wait to get it! thank you, thank you!!! You rock!
Thanks for great tip about Zaycon. Now I just have to wait until they come close enough to me to make the trip worthwhile. They don't have anything coming up in Wisconsin soon and the nearest place to me is 250 miles away. Not quite worth the gas money. Can't wait for them to come closer. The chicken looks great. Oh well, I'll be busy canning the salmon my husband caught on Lake Michigan and the rest of my garden produce anyway. They are predicting frost here in central WI this weekend so I better get busy!
Wow Kris and I was complaining about having to drive about 100 miles for my closest pickup location. At this rate, the trip might just be worth while! Enjoy your canning this weekend.
LOVE the chicken from Zaycon, I myself have 80 lbs coming the end of October and am wondering if that will be enough! I got 40 lbs last year and canned most of it, it was so awesome having jars of yummy canned meat on the shelf. This company does a wonderful job with their chicken and it is easy peasy to work with it!
Did you read all of the comments about their ground beef, Deanna? It's even got ME excited to get my hands on it!
Read on this blog about "Ten Principles of Preparedness". You'll discover that there are a lot of high priority ways you can be self-reliant that don't require you to be physically active...and even better, as you strive to be medically independent, you'll discover that you've got more ways to take your health in your control than perhaps you might have thought.
Thank you for your input! I really appreciate it. I will read "Ten Principles of Preparedness". If I have more questions, I will be in touch! Thank you so much!
Thanks, Tarcy--it's actually just $1 because it's for every order, as opposed to every box--but hey, every dollar counts as you'll soon find out! Good luck!!! You'll love canning meat after this because it's SOOO easy. Who needs freezer room when you can can?
As stated in the article and on Zaycon--these are ALL-NATURAL chickens...no hormones, or preservatives--including water. It's DEE-VINE!!
I have just recently started adding a pinch of salt. I only use RealSalt or sea salt or kosher. The info on the canner can be found in the linked article on canning chicken. The best price for it will be on Amazon unless you get lucky and find someone getting rid of it at a garage sale or something like that. All American Canner--all the way.
I am a 71 yr.old with health problems! The mind is way ahead of the body! How can I be a prepper???
Can't wait to hear how it goes--especially the "after" part when you're tasting your fabulous chicken!!
Oh my! Electricity went out @ 75 minute mark ! Was in a panic til a friend I texted reminded me pints only need 75' - was thinking 90- so happy ! The Lords is always perfect! I LOVE my jars of chicken and can't wait to order!
So EXCITED !!!! canning my first 10 pints of chicken now! Got a great deal locally and was going to freeze, but then read this yesterday so went out and Bought a canner - it's just up to pressure now and can't wait for it to be done! Will definetly order from zaycon! Signed up yesterday!
You are a HUGE blessing to so many !!
No ZayCon in Canada, you say? Phooey. Where are you, Lynn? I'm in northern Ontario...
Do you add salt to the chicken when canning and if so do you use idonized or deidonized? My Mom always used deidonized salt when canning.
What is the model of the pressure canner you use and how many quarts/pints will it hold?
I ordered chicken from Zaycon a few months ago. When they came, they were the hugest, most un-naturally large pieces of meat I've ever seen. Makes me wonder how those chickens got such big breasts...............
The chickens have been bred over the years to grow as big as possible as fast as possible, resulting in leg problems and heart attacks. I feed mine real grain (not the crap in broiler feed) and try to slow their growth. We kept one rooster as a pet and I'll bet he easily weighs 25 pounds - he's the size of a turkey! Nothing's better than chicken raised without hormones, etc. I only hope Zaycon lets them free range.
Thank you for telling your readers about Zaycon Foods! I signed up about 6 months ago and have been waiting patiently for a sales event in Colorado. I'm going to pick up my first order of ground beef today and then next month I'll be getting the chicken breasts. Yeah!!! When I placed my order for chicken on the first day of the sale, their website must have been overwhelmed because there were various problems in ordering, but their customer service is excellent! Keep up the good work Kellene on keeping us up to date on preparedness!
You got $2 from my order of 2 cases of chicken. I can't wait. This is my first pick up, Oct 21, and I already have the day planned out - breakfast out in the am, pick up chicken at 1 and hoem to can for the afternoon. Alot of 1st this day, I have never canned chicken before but have all my jars, etc ready to go. Thanks for this great source. I have 20 people signed up under my referal code and hope they all order and share in the savings!
Sorry to torture you like that, Lynn. Though it would actually be a VERY viable business for a person to do in their own country...just about anywhere. It would take some mean organization skills, but in a 1st world nation, it would be viable. 90% of society eats meat in this hemisphere. And I'd say all of them would love to save money. Remember what I always say "If you can't join 'em, beat 'em." :-)
If I got enough people interested in my area....do you think they might do this up here in Canada? HA HA. ; )
*sigh* Drooling once again on your amazing deals down there. Great job! Have fun!
*grin*...seriously, even if it helped only a handful of folks, it would be well worth it to me. It pushes me to learn more and learn it right, to internalize it enough so that I can write about it and to strive to keep on top of things. So I think I'm getting at LEAST as much from it as anyone else is. Thank you!
Thank you for all the valuable information you share. You are awesome. You really have no idea (well, maybe you do) how much you are appreciated. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!!!
Just a suggestion. I put 1/2 teaspoon of salt in each jar. It sure makes a differance.I only buy from Zaycon and it is great right from the jar. Best chicken I have ever tasted. Love your posting, great help.
I'm not a fan. I'll use MRE's to barter with, not to live on. I don't like to be pigeon-holed into what I can use my space for. I like having lots and lots of possibilities.
How do you feel about Long Term Food per made, MRE's or camping food?
Kellene, I have a few questions about Pork. I canned 5 wide mouth jars yesterday but I think I did something wrong. It just seemed too easy. My canner can only hold 5 pint jars and one of them fell over while processing, then the rest got all slightly greasy on the outside, and the one that fell over only had half the water left. Can I put an empty jar in to stabilize? All the jars seem sealed, though I didn't hear the pop, I could not press down the middle of the lid. I was going to try chicken today but now I'm a little apprehensive.. do you think they're okay?
And, oh, by the way, you're not getting all-natural, hormone free, antibiotic free, no preservative, was just clucking around last week boneless, skinless, chicken breasts for 99 cents a pound. No way. No how. That's running about $4-$5 a pound nowadays.
See comment below your other one...
*sigh* So you share, share, share so that OTHERS can get a good deal and then eventually you'll have enough Zaycon dollars to get a bunch of product for FREE. And who knows, by then perhaps they'll be in your neck of the woods. There's more than one way to benefit here. As of today, I'm at 120 pounds of chicken FREE. I'd drive 2 hours for that and still know that I've helped a LOT of other people all over get great deals too.
I just did the math using my Jeep's gas mileage and the present cost of gas and that ups the cost of the chicken to $2.05 per pound for me. Not a bargain when I can get it on sale for $0.99 per pound.
Wow. The closest to me is 2 hours away in any direction (NJ, PA, or DE). The cost of the gas for the trip kind of negates the savings doesn't it?
Be sure to tell all of your friends all over the U.S. about them and then you might not have to do as much "saving." :-)
I just created an account with Zaycon. Probably won't attend the first event in my area cause i need time to do some saving, But hopefully will be able to do the next one and then with what I save continue on from there.
Uh, my price is because of the Referral Dollars. It's the same price everywhere.
Thanks for letting me know that the price is the same. How do I get referral dollars?
they are charging $1.69 a lb. in my area through zaycon for the chicken. I think it is still a good deal. Your price is a whole lot better.
I really need to save a bit and buy that AA Pressure Canner in the near future.
I have done pickles in my small pressure cooker/canner but I don't want to trust meat products in it so I am on the hunt for an AA!
Which size do you think it the best for the $$?
I'm new to the site, about three weeks (but I have read 95% of all the past postings). Fairly new to prepping (about a year).
Just signed up for Zycon & found they had an event coming up next month a LOT closer than I had expected. Yippee!
My prepping friend and I were going to can chicken this coming weekend, but we may just wait.
This is not organic meat but it is hormone free, preservatives free, and all-natural and extremely fresh as the article states. You're talking more about an organic meat typically, and those are in the $5 per pound range right now.
Was just wondering if the animals are free range or factory farmed. Would love to save money but make every effort not to contribute to factory farming. Thanks for all the info!
That's correct. I use it on my flat top all the time. The actual problem for some is that the flat tops don't always heat evenly, but that's really only a problem for the very old versions...like 20+ years old.
Hi, my local grocery store is having a sell on chicken breat 99 cents a pound I bought 32 pounds of it. This will be my first time canning chicken. Any suggestion..I don't have a gauge pressure canner. Mind is the weighted prestege canner and it works great, but feel left out cause It looks like everyone is using the gauge one's. I'm scared of those..Anyone else using the weighted one? Also any tips for canning chicken would be greately appreciated..lol
all of the instructions are in the article which this article links to. Or, as mentioned previously you can just put in "canning meat" in the search bar.
What is your recipe for canning chicken sounds tasty?
If you look in the article where it mentions canning chicken, you'll see a hyperlink. Just click on that and it will take you to the article.
I have the same Canner that you have 21-1/4 quart it’s a beast. The manufacturer say’s that you should not to use it on a flat cook top stove due to the weight; in your pictures it looks like you’re using it on your stove or is it just a visual for the article?
I was watching some of your YouTube videos and I just purchased the 7.4 quart Kuhn Rikon pressure cooker. I can’t wait to use it!
Thank you for all your time; it’s a wonder how you get anything else done!
I don't leave a bunch of comments, however i did a few searching and wound up here All-Natural, Hormone-Free, Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts-ONLY 24 Cents a POUND! |. And I actually do have a few questions for you if you usually do not mind. Is it only me or does it appear like a few of the responses come across as if they are written by brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are writing at other sites, I'd like to keep up with anything
new you have to post. Could you list of the complete urls
of your shared sites like your twitter feed,
Facebook page or linkedin profile?
Do you have any idea what the FCC and the USDA will do if you advertise false claims to your food products??
They refuse hormone meat, period. I've also interviewed them extensively to the point that I'm now on a first name basis with one of the owners. I'm confident in the information I've conveyed.
How do you know it contains no hormones? I've heard their chicken breasts are so huge, it's hard to believe they don't. They haven't been willing to give sources for the meat, other than "various farms." The vast majority of non-organic farms do use hormones to speed growth. Please let me know if you have any info. showing otherwise.
It's absolutely ridiculous to associate large breasts with hormones. Just like every other human or animal out there, chickens do not grow the same size. Some are small, some are medium and some are large. In the industry they are referred to as "jumbo size." No restaurant EVER purchases jumbo sized chicken breasts, whereas Zaycon ONLY purchased jumbo size breasts. As a result, it's uncommon for people to see that size. You're welcome to question my conclusions which only come as a result of extensive research including interviews and product testing/sampling/use, but to question Zaycon's veracity and integrity without doing your own homework is RUDE, in my opinion. I've had plenty of UNtrue things said by me and believed just because someone's interested in believing the smut that an anonymous coward is going to post about me on the internet. As such, I tend to get a bit defensive when I see someone doing the same thing to others.
Hi Kellene, I just wanted to leave a note and say that I finally just registered with Zaycon! I had read your article on their chicken breasts months ago and I don't know why I didn't sign up then but then after reading your sausage story, I stopped procrastinating and did it! Thanks for sharing this and for all the great information you share! You are truly a blessing!
I have been trying to hints
I have been trying to hints on canning from my mother n law.She claims it's too dangerous.Could explode. i know my neighbors can vegetables from their gardening,might go to them for help.You never know,may get them signed up as well.
The technology has come SO
The technology has come SO far in the past 10 years. Canning is MAH-vel-lous. :-)