Extra Helpings: Frozen Birds


I froze fresh a package of chicken legs and thighs 4 months ago… are they still good?

 Yes… generally speaking. Chicken parts will last about 6 months (a whole chicken will last about 9 months). It’s a good idea when freezing meat to remove it from the original packaging and place it in a heavy duty plastic freezer bag. Make sure you squeeze out as much air as possible from the bag. Heavy duty freezer paper from a butcher is also good. You’ll know if the chicken should be thrown out if it looks dry and has light gray spots on it… this is freezer burn.

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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mamashighstrung@gmail.com