At the supermarket, I found some frozen breaded chicken. The package said it was already fried before frozen. Why would they fry the chicken before freezing it?

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To simply facilitate the end-user cooking.

You get all the "benefit" of fried food without the hassle of having to actual fry the food (hot oil handling, odors, ... )

Most people do not have fryers at home and rely on par-fried food (for example oven fries).

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    and typically it's fully cooked, so you can just warm and eat ... so they have less chance of food poisoning from undercooked poultry.
    – Joe
    Oct 27, 2014 at 14:51
  • Yes, you are right; Thanks for the clarifications.
    – Max
    Oct 27, 2014 at 16:16
  • Just be sure to check the package as most pre-cooked frozen foods (such as the fried chicken) still specify that the foods need to reach a certain internal temperature.
    – Cindy
    Oct 27, 2014 at 18:52

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