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    Question Freezer Burn on Chicken Breasts

    I just took 2 boneless ch. breasts from the freezer and they have freezer burn. I know they aren't "bad" so I don't want to throw them out, but am trying to figure out the best way to cook them (tonight).

    I'm thinking either a good breading so they don't dry out any more or poaching in chicken broth.

    Any thoughts?

    Danita

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    Personally I wouldn't use them. If they got burnt I can taste that all thru the meat. If you have no choice then poach them.
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    OK...thanks for your input....I use to wrap the breasts individually, but since trying to cut back on plastic I've been freezing them individually and then into one larger bag - hence the freezer burn

    Back to the freezer I go to pull out something else for dinner!

    Danita

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    Is it freezer burn all over or just in a few spots? If it's in a few spots, then I would simply cut it off and use the rest of the chicken in a stir fry or soup or something that needed chicken pieces.

    I couldn't afford to throw away everything that has freezer burn, only the bad two-year-old forgotten cases get tossed.
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    All over....not one part was missed...I thought that I might be able to cut some away and stirfry what was left, but they weren't overly large and I couldn't save enough to do anything with

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    One thing I use for meats that really helps is the Handi-Vac bags. A gallon bag can hold a number of chicken parts -- I place them so there's a little space between then vac the air out. So, one "piece" of plastic for several items, it can be opened / resealed, and it works better than just saran wrap.
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    I've had that problem, too! I'm just the one to forget things in the freezer, but I've solved the problem with a FoodSaver. Now, I see that someone, I think it's Reynolds Wrap, has a vacuum seal system that's less expensive...
    Kay
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