freezing shredded chicken

Old 06-30-23, 09:45 AM
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freezing shredded chicken

I cooked a whole chicken in a slow cooker. Shredded it and divided it into small freezer bags. I defrosted a bag overnight in the refrigerator. The chicken was very moist, I could squeeze a small amount of water out of it. Any way to prevent this?
Old 06-30-23, 01:45 PM
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I've been wrapping things in plastic wrap first, then put in a freezer bag. A tip I read somewhere. It's been helping keeping the ice crystals off the foods. It has to be snug. If you have some around, try it and see if it helps.
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Old 06-30-23, 02:19 PM
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Lay the chicken out on wax paper on a cookie sheet and put it in the freezer just long enough to make it firm. Then transfer it to a bag and squeeze out as much air as you can from the bag. Or, better yet, use a vacuum sealer.
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