Frozen chicken products

Just like fresh chicken, frozen chicken products must be prepared carefully.

These products may or may not be breaded. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including nuggets, patties, bites, strips, fillets, burgers and stuffed breasts.

Safe cooking tips

To avoid food poisoning caused by salmonella, chicken products must be cooked thoroughly. Here are some precautions to take:

  • Always follow the cooking instructions on the packaging.
  • To ensure the products are safe to eat, cook them until they reach an internal temperature of at least 74°C (165°F). 
  • Microwave cooking is not recommended unless otherwise indicated.
  • Appearances can be deceiving. Even if the products look cooked, use a cooking thermometer to ensure that the centre has reached a safe temperature.
  • Always wash your hands with warm water and soap after handling raw or partially cooked chicken products.
  • Use separate utensils and work surfaces for these types of products. Be sure to clean and disinfect them properly after each use.
  • Do not let cooked or ready-to-eat foods come into contact with raw food or surfaces and utensils that were used to handle raw food.

Last update: March 26, 2024


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