When To Eat That Frozen Chicken Breasts

This group from the Univ. of Arkansas looked at the impact of freezing on the tenderness, water-holding capacity, and color of broiler breast fillets for up to 8 months.

Their conclusion: The results suggest that for optimal tenderness, frozen broiler breast fillets are best consumed within 2 months of freezing.

Because I am a big fan of frozen chicken fillets, this is valuable to know.  Personally my experience has been that frozen chicken fillets beyond 2 months are still okay but the taste is not that great and the tenderness makes it almost unbearable.

Photo of a the cute chicken by Wen Rou. Used under a Creative Commons license.

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2 Responses to "When To Eat That Frozen Chicken Breasts"

  1. Marc:
    April 26, 2008 12:00 am

    Jerry,

    I recommend picking 2 days out of the week to do your bulk cooking of chicken and/or other meats. Including rice and making a big salad. A lot of people like Wednesday and Sunday for this but whatever works.

    Chicken will be good cooked for about 2-3 days after cooking. Keep it refrigerated and in an airtight container if at all possible.

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  2. Jerry Thompson:
    April 25, 2008 11:23 pm

    You are always coming up with info, Marc. Thanks.

    What is your opinion on cooking chicken breasts ahead of time for the week?

    Jerry

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