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Old 04-24-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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Question Thawing and cooking chicken...how do I know if it is still good?

I had frozen a large package of chicken breasts (4.5 pounds) I took it out on sunday evening very late and checked it mon morning..it was still frozen solid so I waited til tues...still very frozen but I was able to break it apart and cook about half. Now it is sunday and I was wondering if the rest is still good or should I get rid of it? It is still a pink color, doesnt smell bad...so I really dont know I am kinda young and new at this cooking thing so I hope this isnt a dumb question! Thanks!

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Old 04-24-2011, 10:41 AM   #2
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Did you thaw it in the fridge? Do you know when the rest actually thawed out? Welcome to DC!

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Old 04-24-2011, 10:43 AM   #3
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I did thaw it in the fridge...and the rest was totally thawed wednesday night
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:47 AM   #4
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I did thaw it in the fridge...and the rest was totally thawed wednesday night
That is really iffy. Personally I wouldn't use it to be on the safe side.

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Ok, thanks so much!
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:40 AM   #6
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As an aside, once you broke out what you wanted to use, you could have (should have) put the rest back in the freezer in that partially frozen state. For next time.
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Old 04-24-2011, 11:45 AM   #7
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If you thawed it in the fridge it should have been safe to use. A big chunk of chicken frequently takes a few days to thaw. Once it is thawed you must use it within a day or so. Here is a link you might be interested in.
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