I recently started once a month cooking so I don't have a system down pat yet! A couple of weeks ago, I bought 12 pounds of chicken because it was on sale for $1.69 a pound. Without thinking, I stuck it in the freezer, because I didn't have time to prepare all the marinades, etc.
It just struck me that it isn't OK to defrost the chicken, trim it, add the marinade and refreeze it!
So now I'm not sure what to do with all this chicken. Should I scrap my cook ahead plan and just use it as I need it? Can I freeze the marinades seperately? Can I partially thaw the meat and trim it? Should I just dump the marinades into a freezer bag with the frozen chicken? I'd rather not sacrifice the taste of the meat if I can help it!