Q:

Is it safe to eat chicken that has freezer burn?

A:

Quick 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.

Know More
Is it safe to eat chicken that has freezer burn?
Credit: Charles Gullung The Image Bank Getty Images

Full Answer

Freezer burn occurs when the water in the frozen chicken forms ice crystals. The meat itself becomes dehydrated, and freezer burn appears where the chicken has lost all of its water molecules.

Proper storage techniques prevent freezer burn. Double-wrap and tightly seal the chicken in an airtight container, and do not store it for an extended period of time. Do not allow the freezer temperature to fluctuate, and do not leave open the freezer door.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    Can I eat chicken with freezer burn?

    A:

    According to Safeway grocery stores, it is not dangerous to eat chicken with freezer burn. However, the company recommends removing the section with the burn because it has lost too much moisture and flavor. An entire piece of chicken with freezer burn makes a safe, but tasteless meal.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long can you keep frozen hamburger meat?

    A:

    Frozen raw hamburger meat remains safe in the freezer indefinitely, but it is best if used within four months. Completely cooked hamburger meat that is frozen within two hours of cooking should be used within four months.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long can you keep chicken in the freezer?

    A:

    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 >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Can you freeze ranch dressing?

    A:

    Buttermilk, the main ingredient in ranch dressing, can be stored in the freezer. Ranch dressing is best refrigerated. The dressing stays fresh for one to two months in the refrigerator, whether the dressing bottle has been opened or not.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore