When buying fresh chicken these are the main things you need to remember:
1. Don’t worry about the fancy or different types of chicken names. Unless a recipe specifically calls for a certain type of chicken, buy what is least expensive.
2. Don’t worry about the “sell-by” date unless it is past the marked date as these are not uniform from grocery store to grocery store. Instead, make sure that the chicken has no odor, the cellophane wrapping the chicken isn’t limp or clouded and there isn’t an excess of fluid in the package.
3. When choosing chicken, look for two labels: “Fresh” and “USDA Grade A” – these should both be on the package.