Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by fred420, May 18, 2008.

  1. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    anyone ever buy frozen cjicken that when you defrost and cut it the bones were black? is it old, is it safe to eat? don't know about if i should cook it...any ideas?????????????????????
  2. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i used to buy chicken and there were lotsa black bones, lott of broken ones also. everything mechanical in processing. the black tho mebe from injurys sustained earlier on. possibly from blood internal hemorage??? not uncommon in assembly line birds.
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fred - I've never noticed the color of the bones but I saw what you describe, I'd be concerned too. Looking forward to hearing what others have got to say on this, in addition to Ken and eRain ...
  4. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Personally, if it were me, I would take it back to where you bought it and get a new/fresh bird. It's just a chicken so either way, I can't see the store not taking it back in exchange.

    If they don't, pitch it and get a freash bird for $5-6 and be confident you're smoking and eating a healthy bird. Getting food poisioning, etc. in order to save a few bucks will cost you more in the long run.

    Just my 2 cents.
  5. The bones turn black because it was frozen. Chickens which were never frozen , the bones aren't black, if they are than you know it's been frozen , then thawed to try to pass it off as fresh never frozen.

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