Would this Chicken be safe to eat?

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by painter chick, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. painter chick

    painter chick Out Of The Brooder

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    We are cleaning out an elderly friends freezer and in the back I found a whole frozen chicken, it was given to her by the neighbors who raise and butcher there own birds (they have for years)

    The date on the bag was Nov 2006, it's been frozen the whole time and theres no freezer burn, but will it be safe?

    I'd like to cook it up for chicken enchiladas but is it too chancy?:-(
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    If it was vacuum sealed it will still be good, not sure if otherwise packed.
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Thaw it and see how it looks and feels.
     
  4. BettyR

    BettyR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chickens and other meats can be left in the freezer for up to 1 year. If it's in there 2 years it's still OK to eat, but it may be tasteless.
     
  5. painter chick

    painter chick Out Of The Brooder

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    I thawed it and right now the pressure cooker cooling.

    The chicken looked good and if I hadn't looked at the date It could have been bought last week, so I guess I'll chance it plus I've already got my enchilada sauce made and ready to go so If this is my last post you'll know why! Wish me luck and thanks.
     
  6. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    You won't have any trouble, just let us know how the enchiladas turn out!
     

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