Tegel has a large range of delicious chicken products that help you to create meals for you and your family. To make it even easier we’ve got some tips and tricks you can use when preparing and cooking your chicken.

All of our Tegel products have different instructions, so if you are ever in doubt you can always check the label or packaging as well.



Most chicken products should be defrosted in the refrigerator for 1-2 days depending on the size of the product you’re using.

Some of our products are “cook from frozen” so always check the label or packaging for correct defrosting or “cook from frozen” instructions for that particular product.


Do not wash the chicken, as this increases the risk of cross contamination. As long as the chicken is cooked at a high enough temperature, the bacteria will be killed during the cooking process. 

Cross contamination can be a major cause of food-borne illnesses. Wash and dry knives and chopping boards thoroughly in hot soapy water, and make sure cloths are rinsed frequently in hot, soapy water.

Wash hands thoroughly in hot, soapy water. When washing hands, use the 20+20 rule (wash for 20 seconds, dry for 20 seconds).

Make sure chopping boards, plates and utensils for raw and cooked poultry are kept separate. For example, do not put cooked poultry onto a dish that had raw poultry on it.


Cook poultry well until juices run clear, not pink. If possible, use a meat thermometer.

Always read the instructions on the label or pack of the product for exact cooking instructions. For further information on how to cook chicken, and different ways to cook your chicken click here

Whenever you're handling raw meat & poultry, always wash your hands regularly & use the 20/20 rule: Wash for 20 seconds, dry for 20 seconds.