Frozen Chicken - Food Safety - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Frozen Chicken

Handle raw frozen chicken—including frozen meals, entrees, and appetizers—the same way you handle raw fresh chicken to prevent foodborne illness:

  1. Read the package and cooking instructions carefully.
  2. Follow cooking instructions exactly as written.
  3. Use a food thermometer to measure the internal temperature of meat can be used to ensure that it is cooked sufficiently to kill bacteria.
    Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F.
  4. Clean and disinfect any surfaces and utensils that touched the raw product.
  5. Wash your hands with soap and water after handling the raw product.

CDC's the raw story as an image. See below for link to PDF

CDC: THE RAW STORY Some frozen chicken entrees look like they’re cooked—but they’re not! (PDF)

Updated Monday, 03-Oct-2016 08:20:08 CDT