Raw or cooked chicken can be stored in a refrigerator for a few days, though it’s important to prevent raw chicken juices from leaking and contaminating other foods. Ensure that chicken remains in its original packaging (which should be vacuum-sealed or tightly-wrapped) until it is ready to be cooked.
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While freezing will make your chicken less tender and juicy, it is the perfect way to store the family-sized pack you bought at Costco last weekend. Remove the chicken from its original packaging and rewrap it tightly using aluminum foil, plastic wrap, or freezer paper. Double wrap if you are planning to store the chicken for more than two months. Ground chicken can last up to three months in the freezer, while chicken pieces can last up to nine.
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You should never thaw chicken at room temperature, as it is highly susceptible to bacteria growth. Frozen chicken should either be thawed in the microwave, in the refrigerator, or in cold water (which should be changed every 30 minutes).
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Until about 50 years ago, the only images that buffalo brought to mind wer the Western New York city and the wooly mammal that roams the Plains. Then the proprietor of the Anchor Bar in Buffalo doused hot sauce on some wings, deep fried them, and added sides of celery and blue cheese salad dressing, according to The Smithsonian. And a favorite nosh for spectator sports fans was born. Until then, wings were the least desired part of the chicken, often used only to make stock.
Although wonderful to eat, deep-frying wings can be a pain, so we’ve kept the buffalo part, combining the flavors into an easy dip. Just stir together cooked chicken, blue cheese, hot sauce, cream cheese, and celery seeds and bake until the mixture is hot and bubbly. Then dig in with your vehicle of choice, anything from celery sticks to crackers. You can keep your eye on the ball the whole time, if you choose.
One rotisserie or roasted chicken
will yield roughly the right amount of meat for this recipe.
Try these two other bar foods re-imagined into delicious dips: Pepperoni Pizza Dip
and Spicy Chicken and Chile Taco Dip.