Can You Freeze Cooked Chicken?

Perhaps you cooked too much food one evening, or maybe you like to prepare all of your meals for the week on one day, and have it ready for when you need it. The problem with doing that is that some foods won’t last long enough in the refrigerator to be eaten a week from now. The solution for many foods is to freeze them, but some foods do not freeze well.

What about chicken: Can you freeze cooked chicken?

Yes, you absolutely can!

Simply wrap the chicken in plastic wrap, and place it in an airtight storage bag (Ziploc) before putting it in the freezer.

The frozen chicken should last for a very long time, at least several months before it goes bad.

When it’s time to thaw, there are several ways to go about doing it. You could move the chicken from the freezer to the fridge the morning of the day you will be eating it, and it should be unfrozen by evening. Of you could let it sit in the sink, but be careful not to let it sit out for too long. If you’re in more of a hurry, you can microwave it on a low setting and it will reheat just fine.

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