Chicken is the best way to get essential nutrients and proteins during self-isolation. It is very healthy and boosts the immune system to fight off infections.
Now, the question arises how do I store raw chicken?
The rules to refrigerate and freeze are simple:
Keep packaged raw chicken in the refrigerator in its original packaging and make sure the refrigerator is set to 0-5 degrees celsius. This ensures your chicken and veggies stay fresh for long. You can keep the chicken in the refrigerator for 2 days (48 hours).
You need to freeze your chicken if you want to store it for more than 48 hours. You can keep the packaged raw chicken in the freezer and use it before the ‘use-by’ date mentioned on the package. The storage period varies from one month to three months.
If you bought fresh raw chicken from the shop, you can clean it and cover pieces in foil and bag it in an airtight container, label the container with the date frozen.
(Breasts, Drumsticks, Curry Cut etc.)
Refrigerator: 1 to 2 days @ 4°C or below
Freezer: 3 months @ -18°C or below