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Is it ok to eat this chicken?

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CoolYourBeansMySon · 14/09/2020 21:00

I've just taken a chicken out of the freezer to cook tomorrow and it says it's not suitable for home freezing.
Sorry for the boring question, I just don't want food poisoning! Is it ok to cook and eat the chicken or should I bin it?

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Thisismytimetoshine · 14/09/2020 21:02

Bin it. It's obviously been frozen already at some point.

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Orchidflower1 · 14/09/2020 21:03

Bin- it’s probably been frozen and defrosted without cooking already.

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Sootikinstew · 14/09/2020 21:03

Why on earth wouldn't it be suitable for home freezing? Is it just your bog standard plain whole chicken?

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Sootikinstew · 14/09/2020 21:04

Did you buy it fresh from the supermarket? Is it stuffed with something that might not be so nice frozen and then defrosted?

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CoolYourBeansMySon · 14/09/2020 21:08

It's a cook in the bag marinated roast chicken from the chilled section. It didn't occur to me to check!

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CoolYourBeansMySon · 15/09/2020 12:53

Just bumping. I can't find anything online as it's all a bit contradictory!

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Chasingsquirrels · 15/09/2020 12:59

It is usually the case that chilled items marked as not suitable for home freezing have been previously frozen before then being defrosted for sale.

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userxx · 15/09/2020 13:00

I'd eat it to be honest.

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Littleposh · 15/09/2020 13:00

Chef here, don't risk it

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RedCatBlueCat · 15/09/2020 13:08

I'd cook it. It's probably the marinade that doesnt freeze very well. Does the packet say on it anywhere that it's been previously frozen?

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Fifipop185 · 15/09/2020 13:52

Bin it, and I say that as someone who hates food waste and am usually pretty reckless with reheating takeaways etc. You can't trust chicken! Confused

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CoolYourBeansMySon · 15/09/2020 15:13

Oh dear, I will bin it then. Takeaway tonight it is!

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SummerHouse · 15/09/2020 15:16

I would totally eat that. But I love takeaway too. Smile

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userxx · 15/09/2020 15:20

That's a shame, I did the same with a chilled chicken and it was lovely once cooked. I'd feel too bad throwing the poor thing away after it had given up its life for me.

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SummerHouse · 15/09/2020 15:33

Actually, I've gone off the idea now. Confused

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