Can raw marinated meat be frozen?
No, the marination process will have allowed time for bacteria at grow, the meat should be cooked before being frozen or frozen before the marination process.
You can cook raw or thawed chicken. Frozen take longer to cook and won't absorb the flavors fully. Thaw the meat in the refrigerator. If raw meat sits out in the open, bacteria will start to grow. Preparation takes about 5 minutes. Clean any space the raw meat touches with an antibacterial cleaner. Wash hands thoroughly both before and after handling raw chicken to avoid contamination.
Any meat may have been contaminated with bacteria such as salmonella before being frozen. Thorough cooking will kill any bacteria present but if the meat is not completely thawed such bacteria may not be brought to a temperature sufficiently high to kill them. Cooking times are based on starting from a raw but unfrozen state. If the meat is still frozen then times recommended will not be sufficient to complete the coking process.
The length of time it takes raw meat to freeze solid will depend upon the total amount being frozen, the dimensions of what is being frozen, and the freezer itself (capacity, temperature, air circulation). Thinner cuts and single layers will freeze faster. Hamburger patties placed on a tray in the freezer could be completely frozen in a couple hours. A large roast could take 24 hours or more to freeze solid. I have seen pallets…