I just noticed, I guess sometimes I'm in a rush and do not pay attention, however here in Canada there is a store called M&M meats. It consists almost entirely of frozen food. We often get frozen chicken from there as well as a variety of other products. It is like it has never been frozen in the first place. A lot of their products can be cooked from the frozen state. I can not say enough about them.
I have never had chicken with the frozen layer visible and have never had a single complaint about any of their products. I don't know if they have this store in the U.S. or one like it, but I personally guarantee you would all be impressed. I'll try to get more information but I'm sure if you typed M&M meats into your search engine (google or whatever) it will give you this information.
If you have any trouble finding it let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Leanne Chalmers (chef at heart)
Cambridge, On, Canada
Just z-mail me.
Have a great day. I hope this solves the problems you have described.
Edited by: CHEFATHEART at: 5/22/2008 (13:34)