That is the attitude I have had up until now but since I am putting some heart into my cooking now I stop and think. For fairly simple dishes like a chicken marsalla or chicken in coconut sauce is there going to be much difference between a frozen Costco chicken as opposed to a fresh packaged Safeway Sanderson farms chicken? I am talking about boneless breast here. I suppose there is no harm just popping it in the microwave right out of the freezer to defrost. I dont plan on investing alot in exotic range free chicken and usually just get the best deal. Its just chicken.