I can't eat frozen chicken. I mean, I can eat it, of course, but I just HATE the way it tastes. It doesn't matter if I buy a frozen chicken, or if I buy the absolute best free-range organic chicken and freeze it myself just for 3 days, it doesn't matter if it's a whole chicken or a boneless/skinless breast, once properly thawed and cooked, the chicken is tough and dry, and the "fresh chicken" taste is just not there.
I'm wondering... is that something that everybody experiences? I used to not really make the difference until my wife pointed it out to me, now I can't stand the taste of frozen chicken.
I also wonder, in a very fine dining restaurant, would they occasionally freeze meat, or is it considered a no-no?
PS: I don't like to freeze any meats, but chicken seems to be the one reacting the worse to freezing. The only exceptions are bacon, which I like to always have handy (although I can taste the difference between fresh bacon and bacon from the freezer), and chicken carcasses for my stock (and where stock is concerned, I've never tried to compare a stock from frozen bones vs a stock from fresh bones, so I couldn't say if there's a difference).