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Old 11-21-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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Chicken started to thaw

I have partially frozen chicken. Is it ok to refreeze it?


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Old 11-21-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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If you still see ice crystals it's ok to re-freeze. If you don't you have about 3 days to cook it.


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Old 11-21-2007, 01:53 PM   #3
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Personally, I would let it defrost completely, cook it and refreeze it as a cooked bird or stripped and freeze as chunks of cooked meat.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:02 PM   #4
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As long as all the defrosting took place in the refrigerator, yes it's safe to put back in freezer.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:18 PM   #5
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I'm with Miniman. Shouldn't refreeze something that has been fully or substantially defrosted without cooking it first. Especially not chicken. Good way to get sick.
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