I was thawing chicken thighs in the refrigerator and noticed the plastic wrap had torn some, probably when I dug it out of the deep freeze! Some of the chicken dried out. Is it still safe to fry?
Should be fine to eat, might be a little drier section of the meat if you go straight to cooking without like marinading.
It's happened to me before and I simply took sharp kitchen scissors and cut off the dried out part. It was easier to cut the uneven shape with scissors than a knife. My mom gave me some meat from her freezer as she's older and has trouble eating meat. Most had some freezer burn on it as she doesn't re-wrap her meat properly. I noticed that only the meat with a small amount of freezer burn was decent. I don't mean the rest was unsafe but it must've picked up some of the odors from the freezer and smelled old so was tossed out. Check that yours still smells good. Or as good as raw meat smells!