March 26, 2013 1:47 PM Subscribe
I have taken the fear of salmonella to new levels. Explain to me how to cook and store chicken please!
posted by amycup to food & drink (21 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm trying to cook more and lose a little weight. Lean chicken is a good option for this of course, but I have a somewhat irrational fear of salmonella and spoilage. I am crazy ocd about cleaning all the surfaces that touch the chicken if I cook it and I have no clue about how to freeze uncooked chicken for later use. Once it's in the freezer, I don't know how to properly defrost it and safely cook and eat it (once defrosted, how long can it be in the fridge prior to cooking, etc). I mostly cook chicken breasts.
At this point, I've realized I avoid cooking chicken because I perceive it to be insanely time consuming to prep (thanks to having to hose down my kitchen in case I touched a button after touching the chicken or something ridiculous) or throwing away chicken I don't cook fast enough and had to freeze for fear of spoilage.