What does a bad frozen chicken look like?!

Question: What does a bad frozen chicken look like?
I just took a chicken breast out of the freezer , i was just gonna cook it but I just noticed that it looks kinda strange... Part of the chicken looks really white, like someone cooked one side for a couple of minutes and then put it in the freezer . I always but flash frozen chicken and i bought it yesterday (sold frozen) . It's good till the 26. Could it be freezer burnt. Oh and I just turned the chicken around again and one side looks a tiny bit brown?!? What should I do is it safe to eat. Should I look at it again once I defrost it??? Thanks for the help..

Now if this doesn't work it need to cook something else for dinner...


It may have thawed slightly, and re-froze. Depending on what you're doing with it, just cut the 'freezer burn' parts off and cook it. If it had been in the freezer for 3 months, I'd be more careful, but it should still be OK

Here are 2 Y!A from 3 years ago:

It sounds like it's freezer burn. Especially if it looks kind of dried out in certain spots. It's probably still fine but I would use it in a dish with other strong flavors like a stew. Freezer burned chicken breast can lose flavor.

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