Sunday, February 22, 2009
Defrosting Chicken in a Jiffy
So who wants chicken??? Yay!!! But the delicious chicken breasts are in the freezer and I just got home from work and am hungry NOW! In an ideal world you're supposed to take out the chicken and let thaw in cold water, which would take hours. I don't recommend microwaving because it thaws unevenely, leaving parts over-cooked and tough.
Well, I discovered a great way to do it and it came out perfect. Take the frozen chicken out of the freezer and wrap it in tin foil. Preheat the oven to 200 deg. When it reaches 200, turn off the heat and throw the foil-wrapped chicken in the oven for 20 minutes. This will thaw the chicken without cooking it. You'll find it well thawed out, ready to cook!