According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is okay to refreeze chicken that has already been cooked. Freezing stops the growth of bacteria and mold.Know More
Leftover chicken can be refrozen within three to four days, as long as it has been stored in the refrigerator during that time. Cooked chicken should not be refrozen if it has been allowed to sit outside of the refrigerator for longer than two hours, or longer than one hour if the temperature is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
It is possible to reheat cooked chicken from its refrozen state, but the USDA estimates that it takes about one and a half times as long to cook frozen chicken as it does to cook thawed chicken.Learn more about Freezing Food
A whole chicken can be stored in the freezer at 0 degrees Fahrenheit or lower for up to a year according the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Chicken parts are safe to keep in the freezer for up to 9 months, and ground chicken should be discarded after freezing for 3 to 4 months.Full Answer >
Chicken legs should be cooked for approximately 20 to 25 minutes while on the grill. It is advised to use a food thermometer to ensure the chicken cooks thoroughly and reaches the appropriate temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.Full Answer >
If the chicken is fully cooked prior to frying, deep fry the chicken for 1 to 2 minutes, but if the chicken is raw, fry the chicken for 15 to 18 minutes or until fully cooked. The chicken is done when the middle registers at 165 degrees Fahrenheit with a meat thermometer.Full Answer >
It is completely safe to eat chicken that has freezer burn. However, it is possible for freezer burn to affect the appearance, taste or texture of the meat. If only a small amount of the chicken has freezer burn, consider cutting off that portion before it is prepared and served.Full Answer >