Looking for input on freezing chicken. Come late September or early October we will be having a get together with about 50-60 people. I would like to do some yardbirds ahead of time, freeze them and thaw and serve as needed. I have some questions and am open to other suggestions as well.
1. How long will chicken keep in a freezer and not get freezer burn or taste/odor? I plan to wrap in plastic wrap and double ˜freezer Zip-Loc" bag em.
2. Thaw naturally (in the fridge) or toss them in boiling water to reheat? Want to stay away from the danger zone!
3. Should I smoke pieces or whole birds?
Any other suggestions?
TIA for your help!
PS The reason I will not be smoking the birds just before the get together is that I will probably be doing butts and/or briskest a few days before. This is a 2-3 day event.