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Old 10-29-2017, 11:34 AM   #1
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Frozen chicken breast funny colour

Hi. If just taken some frozen chicken breasts out of the freezer and they are all a funny colour!? Are they still eddable? Thanks

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Old 10-29-2017, 11:42 AM   #2
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:49 AM   #3
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could be freezer burn, inconsistent plumping. How does it smell? Is it sticky or tacky?
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:52 AM   #4
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Dosent smelly all. Dosent seem tacky.
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Probably ok...
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Old 10-29-2017, 11:55 AM   #6
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Some bits look sort of dry on the ends. So I guess it's freezer burn. Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:44 AM   #7
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One way to minimize freezer burn is to wrap them tight with plastic wrap, each piece individually, before putting them all in a Zip lock (or whatever brand) bag and then in the freezer.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:05 PM   #8
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One way to minimize freezer burn is to wrap them tight with plastic wrap, each piece individually, before putting them all in a Zip lock (or whatever brand) bag and then in the freezer.
I agree with that, but even easier than using plastic wrap, is using those cheap twist tie plastic bags and squeezing out all the air before placing in a heavy freezer bag. It really works well for preventing freezer burn.
That comes from someone who doesn't have a vacuum sealer machine, and doesn't want one.
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Every single time I use plastic bags, I get freezer burn. I use freezer paper, the wax lined kind, and wrap them up tight with masking tape. Got some meat on sale, about to wrap up fifteen pounds of ground meat and a lot of chicken into one pound portions. Not together of course.

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Old 12-10-2017, 12:42 PM   #10
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yeah that looks like freezer burn and is probably fine.
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Every single time I use plastic bags, I get freezer burn. I use freezer paper, the wax lined kind, and wrap them up tight with masking tape. Got some meat on sale, about to wrap up fifteen pounds of ground meat and a lot of chicken into one pound portions. Not together of course.

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Vacuum sealers are as good as it gets for preventing freezer burn.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:13 AM   #12
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Vacuum sealers are as good as it gets for preventing freezer burn.
I completely should just buy a vacuum sealer. Given the amount of backpacking we do, given the fact I buy in bulk stuff and like to prepare ahead stuff like beans etc... There is really no reason I shouldn't have one. Would save me a bunch of time too wrapping everything in freezer paper and masking taping it up.

Any suggestions on the model? What do you use?

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