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Old 01-08-2010, 02:21 PM   #1
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Advice on Chicken about to go out of date

Bought a chicken a couple of days ago and then promtly forgot about it . Its best before date is tomorrow. Is it too late to freeze it now? If I cook it tonight it definately won't be eaten till Sunday, is it safe to re heat it and have it as a normal Sunday dinner or better to eat it cold as a salad? Bearing in mind its the coldest it has been in Ireland for at least the last 40 years (and we really can't cope) so a salad may be pushing it.

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Old 01-08-2010, 02:31 PM   #2
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You can freeze it today and be OK. However, when you defrost it, you must cook it that day.

Alternatively, you can cook it today and reheat it on Sunday.
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You can freeze it today, but be sure you take it out of the wrappings you brought it home in from the market and re-wrap it properly for freezing.

Actually, you should always do that, but when the expy date is near, it's even more important to do so.
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Chicken paprikash is better if after cooking it sits in the fridge for a day or two.
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