Brining then Freezing again?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by 316sports, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. 316sports

    316sports Fire Starter

    I have a dilema. I was planning on smoking some chickens today. I have them brining as we speak. But, due to an emergency at work, I must head to the office today, thus no smoking for me.[​IMG] Can I re-freeze my brined chicken? I won't be able to smoke again until next weekend, and I don't want to throw away some perfectly good poultry.


  2. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Every time you freeze, thaw, then refreeze and thaw, the ice crystals in the muscle tissue breaks it down, making it mushy. Wont be near as good.

    Just an idea....... have you thought of putting them in the oven at say..
    230* and slow roasting them for about 3 hrs (use a thermometer and set the timer so the oven turns itself off). Wont have the smoky taste, but the birds are still very tasty.
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Chicken doesn't take to long can you just pop them in the fridge and smoke em in a day or two?

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