Many of us have kept a bag of frozen chicken in our freezer. Sometimes, we do not get the time to make it or forget that it is even there. When the chicken is in the freezer for a long time, its taste will not be the same. But, do you know that you can get rid of the frozen chicken taste? Let’s talk you through some of the tips to make your chicken taste better than before.
What are the ways to make your chicken taste better?
The taste of chicken when it is in the freezer is not preferred by most of us. It is possible that grilling, baking, or frying won’t make a difference to the taste. However, there are some ways which can improve the taste. But keep in mind the success will depend on how bad their state has been till the time they are in the freezer.
- Take out the freezer burnt parts
Before you do anything, you need to take off the freezer burnt parts. After that, you can cook the chicken. By doing so, the bits which are not tasty will be taken out and it might reduce some of the problems. Well! It is not just the visible part that is affected but the entire chicken is. It is possible that your entire chicken does not taste the same.
- Marinate will make it better
Once the meat is marinated, it brings in all the flavors. Moreover, when you are trying to make the freezer burnt chicken, it is an even more important consideration. When you do this, the acidic presence should be there to make it tender. Through acids, the fats & protein in the meat will make it tender. One of the best options to do that is balsamic vinegar which will give your chicken a slightly sweet taste. Make sure the entire chicken is marinade so that all the parts are covered properly.
- Brining meat is similar to marinating
Mix water and salt, then add chicken to it. It is done to tenderize the meat and make sure all the flavors are present in it. The salt solution is going to bring back the moisture and make it juicy when you bite on it. Moreover, you can add spices & herbs like garlic, black pepper, sage, and any other herb of your choice. Through this, the chicken will get the flavor it needs.
- Grind/shred the chicken & let it float in sauce
Grind and shred mean that you are not worried about the way chicken will look in terms of texture. When you grind the chicken, you can use it to make burgers and meatballs & depending on your taste you can add the flavor you like. You can try any recipe of your choice. If you go with an Italian recipe then you need to add kaffir lime, garlic, ginger, and chili. On the other hand, the shredded meat can also have the flavors you want. Once you are done you can add the sauce into it.
- Make chicken soup or stock
- Make chicken curry or stew