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I would not freeze any meat longer than six months for best results. Freezer burn is a result of moisture and slowly dries out the product while accumulating frost in the process. Most forms of home storing unless using "cryovac" or an air tight/vacuum sealed process will result in freezer burn over time. The shorter the time frozen, the fresher it will taste. A suggestion for home freezing is to pre-marinate the meat for a few hours in the refrigerator while in the bag before placing it in the freezer. Don't freeze the product in the package you purchased it in unless it is air tight. The trays and stretch film used is thick but very porous and will induce freezer burn. Rinse all fowl before using. If the chicken comes with wrap already I usually cover it in tin foil as well to prevent freezer burn. Freezer burn will show light brown spots on the skin of the chicken. Although it won't hurt you it's best to add something that will give it a kick such as a glaze before taking it out of the oven. Chickens and other meats can be left in the freezer for up to 1 year. If it's in there 2 years it's still OK to eat, but it may be tasteless. Also, you can defrost chicken, cook it well and if you have any left over you can re-freeze it. This applies to roasts, and stews. 1 year 365 days - white meat 180 days - dark meat Dark meat has about 5-7% fat content which will turn ( white meat 2-3%)

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Q: How long is frozen chicken good for?
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How long is frozen chicken breast good?

about a month...

How long will chicken last frozen?

Six months continuously frozen is a good margin. After that it gets risky.

How long is chicken good if you freeze it?

Cooked chicken should be good in the freezer for 4 to 6 months. Fresh, uncooked chicken should be good frozen for 9 months to 1 year.

Is frozen chicken ok after 2 years?

Meats can be frozen for this long. If the chicken was kept frozen in an air tight container, it should still be good. Check the smell and look for freezer burn once the meat has thawed.

How long is chicken salad good?

Chicken salad can last in the refrigerator for three to five days after it is prepared. It is not recommended this food be frozen.

How long is frozen chicken good when thawed in the refrigerator?

Thawed chicken should be cooked within 1 to 2 days.

How long to cook frozen chicken wings in a deep fryer?

How long to cook frozen chicken wings in a deep fryer?

How long is ground chicken good in the freezer?

Frozen things don't rot. If anything it'll just get freezer burn. If it's frozen and stays frozen there's really no worry.

How long after chicken was frozen can it still be eaten?

just lay it out on the counter until its good enough to cook

Is it safe to eat chicken that been frozen for a year?

Microbiologically, it should be OK as long as it was safe when frozen and has been kept properly frozen. It might not taste very good, but it should be safe.

How long should you steam frozen chicken?

about 30min

Is frozen chicken good after thawing 5 days in fridge?

No. Chicken that has been frozen and then thawed should really be used within a day or so.

Can chicken soup be frozen with pasta and chicken in it?

Yes, most of the time it will be fine, unless you keep it frozen too long. The chicken and pasta will be frozen inside of it. I would suggest instead of freezing it, just refrigerate it.

Is it safe to eat chicken that's been frozen for two years?

yes, its safe as long it was contained in an airtight package. Frozen foods can keep for a very long time, but the older they are they don't taste as good.

How long to boil a whole frozen chicken?

just an hour

How long can homemade chicken pot pie be frozen?

It can be frozen for at least 2 days

How long can cooked chicken stay frozen?

Aslong as it is kept frozen below the freezing level it will stay frozen

How long does it take to cook a frozen chicken in a crock pot?

it Dependes on how big the chicken is

Can you cook a frozen whole chicken and how long does it take for 9 lbs?

You must never cook chicken whilst it is still frozen as it will make you ill.

How long is frozen chicken after expiration date?


What are the benefits of frozen chicken?

It keeps it fresh long.

Are frozen chicken eggs good for you?

if it's raw no

What is frozen chicken?

Chicken that is frozen.

How long can frozen chicken stay fresh?

As long as 4 months

How long can a cooked chicken pot be kept in the freezer?

Guessing the question was meant for chicken pot pie. This food can be frozen safely for years. This is a good way to keep all cooked meats.