How long is chicken good for once thawed?
No more than 24 hours in it's raw condition. After it has been cooked, it can last a week.
It isn't generally safe to refreeze raw food. This is especially true for chicken, which is contaminated with salmonella at scary-high rates. If the chicken has thawed, it isn't generally safe to refreeze it and eat it later. This is especially true if it is thawed in room-temperature water rather than being thawed in the refrigerator. Once thawed, the chicken should be cooked fairly quickly. Once cooked, it can then be frozen for later consumption.
No, frozen is frozen. But you can refreeze something that has been thawed. You can refreeze thawed meat long as there are still ice crystals on it. Once completely thawed then you need to cook it first then refreeze. This applies to solid pieces only, ground meat once more than half thawed needs to be cooked first then refrozen always.
When determining how long thawed food will be good, you have to remember that decomposition will pick up from where it left off when the food was frozen. How long it took to freeze will have a bearing on it, too. If the ground beef was 3 days old when frozen, you might try cooking it from frozen. If it was freshly ground when frozen, the thawed meat will likely be good for 2 days…
As long as they look and smell good. If there is discoloration or any odor, throw it out. It will depend in so many factors from the quality of your meat and the temperature of your fridge. If you do not know what rotting meat smells like, you should let an uncooked piece go bad on purpose to get a sense of what you are smelling for generally.
Im quite fussy when it comes to eating poultry and I would say that 3 days is long enough to keep cooked chicken in the freezer once it has been opened anyway. It is the same if you take an uncooked chicken out the freezer and cook it then you can keep the left over chicken in the freezer for a maximum of three days. You have to be really careful with poultry as bacteria…