Chicken may be frozen in its original
packaging or repackaged. If freezing longer than two months, overwrap the porous
store plastic packages packages with airtight heavy-duty foil, plastic wrap or
freezer paper, or place the package inside a freezer bag. Use these materials or
airtight freezer containers to repackage family packs into smaller amounts or
freeze the chicken from opened packages.
Proper wrapping prevents "freezer burn," which appears as grayish-brown leathery
spots and is caused by air reaching the surface of food. Cut freezer-burned
portions away either before or after cooking the chicken. Heavily freezer-burned
products may have to be discarded because they might be too dry or tasteless.
Citrus Chicken with Oregano and Cumin
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded to an even
1 T. dried oregano
1 t. ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, minced
zest and juice of 1 lime
zest and juice of 1 orange
1 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. black pepper
1 T. vegetable or olive oil
Place the chicken, oregano, cumin, garlic, and zest and juice of the lime and
orange in a large nonreactive shallow bowl and stir to combine.
Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 1/2 hour and not more than 1
Remove the chicken and discard the marinade. Sprinkle the chicken with the salt
Grill over medium heat, 5 -7 minutes per side. Cook until well browned and
Transfer the chicken to a platter and serve immediately.