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Strange smelling chicken - what's up??


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Strange smelling chicken - what's up??

caiatransplant | Mar 2, 2013 12:14 PM

Hi all. I made a huge pot of chicken stock a couple of weeks back. I used 10 lbs. of chick. leg quarters and the usual veggies and spices. When the stock was finished and cooled, I poured the stock into yet another big pot, reduced it, cooled, defatted, bagged and froze it. Yummy. My problem was/is: After I cooled everything, I pulled the chicken pieces out of the pot, pulled the skin/bone/gristle off, broke it into small pieces, bagged about 2 cups to a bag and froze it. I pulled a bag out the other day, defrosted it in the fridge and smelled it. I swear it smelled like it was slightly spoiled. Nothing major but it bothered me because I handled and froze it quickly. Just to be sure, I ended up giving the bag of chicken to my dogs (they thought it was great!!) but I still have another several bags in the freezer. Does chicken get weird after it's boiled, or is it me, or what??

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