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Can you re-freeze chicken that was defrosted 1 day?



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I would not recommend doing this. Once defrosted, any meat should be used in the next day or two. The primary reason for this is "freezer burn". There will be moisture present from the defrosting process, that moisture will re-freeze and possible damage the meats.


yes but i wouldn't


No, the primary reason for not refreezing chicken is that you risk food poisoning, the Salmonella bacteria is likely to be the cause of making you very ill. However you can refreeze the chicken if you cook it first.