Refreezing chicken stock

Just defrosted and warmed up some homemade chicken stock. I don't need it all for my recipe. Can the restgo back in the freezer or would that make it unsafe?

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Garlic Fiend
Garlic Fiend March 22, 2016

It's fine to refreeze

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Susan W
Susan W March 22, 2016

Yep. I do it often. I have a weird little system now though. I keep my stock in freezer bags. When I need some, I run warm water over the bag. I pour off what I need as it defrosts. Then I toss the still mostly frozen amount back in the freezer. Works great.

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CanadaDan
CanadaDan March 22, 2016

Weird? Or ingenious?...

Susan W
Susan W March 22, 2016

Lol. According to my daughter, everything I do is weird.

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Kristen W.
Kristen W. March 23, 2016

That's a lot more refined than my method. I freeze it in ziplock bags and then whack it on the counter until a chunk that seems big enough breaks off.

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Susan W
Susan W March 23, 2016

Oh yes...I often do a combo warm water rinse with a counter whack to get the job done.

ChefJune
ChefJune March 23, 2016

I wouldn't refreeze without bringing the remainder to a boil. But I worked in commercial kitchens, where your techniques would not fly with the health department.

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LE BEC FIN
LE BEC FIN March 23, 2016

if your freezer space is at a premium, consider cooking down your stock. I use this method:
https://food52.com/recipes...

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CanadaDan
CanadaDan March 23, 2016

great suggestions all around...thanks guys

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