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thawing a whole chicken

thawing a whole chicken
Posted: 07/19/2012 10:54:48 AM
i amhawing a 5 1/2 lb whoe chicken. i started thawing in refrigerator yesterday but still felt frozen today. i began thawing in cold water about 2 hours ago. now that i know i have to slow cook for atleast 8 hrs i would like to finish thawing in the microwave. can i do this and if so how would you recommend that i do it.
buddajean
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Re:thawing a whole chicken
Posted: 08/31/2012 09:35:49 AM
I was told by the butcher to always thaw in the refrigerator. He said the white meat gets tough and dry if you do it any other way. Has something to do with how the ice crystals form.

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Re:thawing a whole chicken
Posted: 07/19/2012 1:25:03 PM
It is not recommended to thaw large items such as a whole chicken in the microwave just because it is so hard to thaw it all the way through without the outer layers starting to cook. Unfortunately, I think using the cold water method would be the quickest and safest way to thaw your whole chicken. Go to http://www.recipetips.com/kitchen-tips/t--378/thawing-chicken.asp for information on thawing methods for chicken. Sorry I could not provide a better alternative but it is always better to be safe than sorry.

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