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To not know if I can freeze this chicken soup?? Help me please!

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BackToB4Beatrice Sat 10-Sep-11 16:20:47

Bought a cooked chicken on Thursday. Made soup today, using bones as stock and meat in soup. I'm okay to know freeze it and de-frost and re-heat later in the week, right?

Or am I going to poison my family?



BatsUpMeNightie Sat 10-Sep-11 16:23:57

Yes it'll be fine!

GingerWrath Sat 10-Sep-11 16:23:59

Should be fine to freeze, the supermarket would have cooked it from raw.

elegangle Sat 10-Sep-11 16:24:21

you'll live, It'll be fine!

BackToB4Beatrice Sat 10-Sep-11 16:32:10


Mia4 Sat 10-Sep-11 16:32:50

It will be fine, I've done it loads. What you can't do is thaw meat then refreeze it again -it's a bit dodge. Or make the soup, freeze it, thaw, then refreeze-again a bit dodge. But cooking then freezing is fine, even from frozen meat.

ScarletLady01 Sat 10-Sep-11 16:41:35

You'll be fine. I've made chicken soup and frozen it tons of times. The only time I won't is if I've added cream as it goes a bit funny.

mumnotmachine Sat 10-Sep-11 16:51:47

It will be fine, just dont add any milk or dairy similar before freezing as it will curdle on reheating

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Sat 10-Sep-11 17:02:13

If you haven't got any space in your freezer, just bring the soup to the boil and simmer for a couple of minutes everyday until you want to serve it.

I keep a large stockpot going in the winter and add fresh veg/meat/leftovers as and when. I use the stock as a base for soup/ gravy/sauces or for making risotto.

missmogwi Sat 10-Sep-11 17:36:43

Sorry to barge in but I am doing!
I've defrosted some chicken to make a curry. Can I then freeze the curry? I think I can.
blush feel daft surely should know this!

WilsonFrickett Sat 10-Sep-11 17:39:59

Yes you can Missmogwi. If you defrost anything, then cook it again to a high temp, it is OK to refreeze. But you can't do raw to raw, ie defrost raw chicken then re-freeze the same raw chicken. It has to be cooked first.

missmogwi Sat 10-Sep-11 17:44:55

Thank you!
Bloody great this Mumsnet, I've learnt new swearwords, many in fact and chicken safety! grin

troisgarcons Sat 10-Sep-11 17:59:03

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy I do that - my husband thinks I'm trying to see him off with my own unique brand of food poisoning grin

Floggingmolly Sat 10-Sep-11 18:45:22

About the stockpot, how many times can you reheat something without risking food poisoning? Or is it only dodgy when it involves frozen convenience foods?

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