Is it safe to refreeze chicken?

Do you ever take some chicken, or anything else out of the freezer to defrost before leaving for work in the morning, only for your plans to change or you don’t feel like cooking? This raises the question as to whether it is safe to put the defrosted chicken back into the freezer, and the answer is YES! However, only if the chicken was defrosted below 5 degrees Celsius (which means in the fridge), and wasn’t ‘defrosting’ for longer than 24 hours at this temperature. Any meat should be defrosted in the fridge, preferably on the lowest shelf. I have a thermometer in my fridge to ensure it doesn’t go over 5’C

My mother taught me to avoid waste and I love turning leftovers into something else. I also use my freezer a lot so I thought it was high time I posted a summary of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up over many years of cooking and eating. To see my golden rules of freezing click here!