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HELP! How to defrost a chicken quickly?!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by fuzzymum, May 1, 2011.


  1. fuzzymum

    fuzzymum PetForums Senior

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    Took a chicken out this morning for tea tonight, its still a bit frozen!!! Currently have it running under a cold tap, anything else I can do?

    Tea is meant to be at half 7 so will need to get it in soon! Will it kill me if I cook it like it is? xx
     
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    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    Tricky one especially with a chicken you got to make sure it defrosts properly, but sometimes I put mine in luke warm water if it is going to be cooked straight away. How frozen is it ???
     
  3. fuzzymum

    fuzzymum PetForums Senior

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    Only a little bit, Its fine on top, just the bottom is a bit crunchy still if you know what I mean?!!

    I want roast chicken, but don't want to get illllll haha :) xx
     
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    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    Place it into a bowl of luke warm water, not too hot or it will start cooking in that heat lolol. I have done it this way a few times if I delay taking out our chickens. Keep checking the legs and wings, if they feel wobbly and supple then it is getting there.
     
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    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

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    Tell you what if ever you can ....buy a Halogen Oven with extended ring to go ontop of the glass bowl to make it higher, you can cook a chicken from frozen in them.....and it comes out really nice, you got to keep turning it every now and again, but it cooks lovely and tender.
     
  6. fuzzymum

    fuzzymum PetForums Senior

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    Currently sitting in a bowl of water! Think I am going to invest in a halogen oven! Always leave it too late to take it out! Thanks xx
     
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    Yep, in warm water (not hot) its the way I thaw the dogs dinner ;)
     
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    You can put a frozen joint of anything on the rack and turn to defrost, then straight onto cook afterwards, any meats taste so nice when done in them. Even cheap meats:D
     
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    A few weeks ago I took a ckicken out of the freezer on the friday night to have for sunday dinner. I had to put it in the fridge to defrost as the weather was so warm, but I thought I had given myself plenty of time.

    I went to put it in the oven sunday lunchtime & it was still 'crunchy' on the bottom- and there was no way I wasn't having it for my dinner so I just cooked it as it was! Very stupid I know and miraculously we didn't get ill but I realise that was more luck than anything else! So I won't be offering you any advice on this one I'm afraid!:blink:
     
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    Take advice from other posters about defrosting methods but be very very careful - better to have food half an hour or an hour late than puke for the next few days. Better a rumbly tummy tonight that clearing up the aftermath tomorrow and so on!!! :nono:
     
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    I defrost my chicken breast in the micro.. and sometimes they are still a bit frozen.. I chuck em in the roasting dish smother in stuffing then cook.. Drain excess juices out before cooked and then serve up lovely nice chicken in stuffing.. I have been doing this for some time.. Am I risking us?? :eek:
     
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    Lol... most definitely... Either that or building up your immune systems :D
     
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    momentofmadness PetForums VIP

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    Well none of us have ever been ill.. :) and I cook em for me old frail nan.. and she always says they are delicious.. :lol:
     
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    momentofmadness PetForums VIP

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    Ive just grabbed hold of the biggest piece of wood here.. :)
     
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    Tanya1989 PetForums VIP

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    Biggest piece of wood??? :confused:
     
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    momentofmadness PetForums VIP

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    You know.. for luck.. Touch wood.. :D
     
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    fuzzymum PetForums Senior

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    Well chicken seemed ok, so it is now in the oven! Fingers crossed, and MoM I will join you with the wood! haha xx
     
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    Hahaha lol.... You know me :eek:
     
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    ROFL.. we will both be in A&E tomos.. :lol:

    Get that wood.. Im not letting go.. was thinking about doing chicken wraps for tea. :lol; not sure I want to now.. :lol:
     
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    IF we don't see you for a couple of days.....Somerfield got Andrex Toilet Rolls on special, 2 packs for £6.99 lololololol
     
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