Is precooked chicken bought from the store better refrigerated or put in the freezer? which makes it fresher and tastier or does that only apply to raw meat?

  • How long are you planning to store the chicken? – Stephie Feb 16 '18 at 22:37
  • i already know its only safe to refrigerate it for a few days, 2-3. – Chickeneater Feb 16 '18 at 23:24
  • OK, so then does that mean you're specifically asking about consumption within 2-3 days? And your focus is on food quality, not on ease of use? – Catija Feb 17 '18 at 0:12
  • yeah that's what i'm asking – Chickeneater Feb 17 '18 at 0:51
  • Basically if it taste better if left in the refrigerator than the freezer – Chickeneater Feb 17 '18 at 2:55

Freezing will damage the texture, making it a bit wooly. It would be better refrigerated. It will taste better, too, if allowed to come to room temperature before serving.

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