GB, I can understand why you will confidently eat a chicken that has sat in your own freezer for 10 years and I agree that's most probably safe. (I trust your judgment GB but I'll pass on dinner, LOL. See, there's this part of my brain that won't cooperate. Nothing to do with safety issues in this case too...) I can't even remember what I was doing 10 years ago when this chicken clucked its last cluck:-P
I think you may be misunderstanding me just a teensy bit. I never said I would serve 10 year old chicken. I never said I would eat 10 year old chicken. I wouldn't. I only was speaking from a safety standpoint. My only point is that eating chicken that has been properly stored for 10 years in the freezer will not, on its own, make you sick. Will it make for a delicious meal? Who knows, but I doubt it. Will it make you sick? Nope.
Thought I would let you all know that I cooked the chicken in question and it was fine. After thawing I checked it and it looked fine. I cooked by a new recipe that was very spicy (right now I can't remember the name)but anyway it was good. And the main thing was we didn't get sick afterward.Thanks for all your advice. Faye
Sometimes things just get covered up in our chest freezer and that is what happened with some chicken vacuum sealed in 2006. I know it has been frozen all this time so do you think it would be safe? I keep looking at it and wondering. I don't want to make us sick. These foodsavers do a wonderful job of sealing but is it enough? Faye
Don't eat it. When in doubt, throw it out. It's only chicken anyway. It's not steaks or Filet Mignon.