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winniewilliams Jul 1, 2011 09:24 AM

I receive fresh farm raised chickens and the purveyor said if freezing the chicken wait four days, and wait five days for cooking the chicken.
Is this so that the chicken rests and if so why?

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    Eldon Kreider Jul 1, 2011 04:09 PM

    Rigor mortis needs to relax or the chicken will be tough, but this time lag seems excessive.

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