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♥ melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
23rd Jan '13

Thanks bye.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting melindapple:" I buy the bags of chicken breasts that have the resealable zip type thing so when I need some I just ... [snip!] ... is I don't have any of the size I normally use (just sandwich bags, which are too small). How else can I thaw them? TIA!"

My grandmother used to toss them in salt water overnight. She did that for the flavor but it also defrosted them.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
23rd Jan '13

Do you have a defrost option on your microwave?
Or you could run them under hot water- this will cook them a little bit, though, so you'll have to adjust your cook time by a couple minutes.

Mason & Carmen's Mommy 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Michigan 3742 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting melindapple:" I buy the bags of chicken breasts that have the resealable zip type thing so when I need some I just ... [snip!] ... is I don't have any of the size I normally use (just sandwich bags, which are too small). How else can I thaw them? TIA!"


I have had this problem recently lol, I used the microwave :?



I hate thawing things in there but I had no choice lol

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting MommyToWesley:" Do you have a defrost option on your microwave? Or you could run them under hot water- this will cook them a little bit, though, so you'll have to adjust your cook time by a couple minutes."


Yes I have a defrost option on my microwave, but what do I do? Just put them on a plate or something? Normally after putting them in the ziplock bags I set them in water in my sink.

Commander Shepard 18 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 6447 posts
23rd Jan '13

Throw them in a bowl of cold water in the sink with the faucet trickling over it. That's what I do.

❀Sarah❀ 2 kids; Cocking, EU, Europe 124253 posts
23rd Jan '13

I put them in a bowl and cover it with cold water.

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
23rd Jan '13

I always use the microwave because normally i torget to take them out in the morning, i used to leave them out on the bench all day.

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting Commander Shepard:" Throw them in a bowl of cold water in the sink with the faucet trickling over it. That's what I do."


oh good idea! I normally thaw them in cold water anyway, so that should work. Thanks.

someonesangel Due April 19 (boy); Kansas City, Kansas 213 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting MommyToWesley:" Do you have a defrost option on your microwave? Or you could run them under hot water- this will cook them a little bit, though, so you'll have to adjust your cook time by a couple minutes."

Sorry but never run poultry under hot water to thaw them only cold. The microwave is nice if your in a hurry but you can just submerge them in cold water and change the water every 30 mins. I had to do this with a holiday turkey. Thawed out a 10+lb turkey in 3 hours with the cold water.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting someonesangel:" Sorry but never run poultry under hot water to thaw them only cold. The microwave is nice if your in ... [snip!] ... the water every 30 mins. I had to do this with a holiday turkey. Thawed out a 10+lb turkey in 3 hours with the cold water."


Hmm I never knew that. Any reason why?



I've only done it once, because I completely forgot to thaw them in the fridge overnight, and I didn't have enough time to put them in cold water.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting melindapple:" Yes I have a defrost option on my microwave, but what do I do? Just put them on a plate or something? Normally after putting them in the ziplock bags I set them in water in my sink. "


I would put them on a plate with a couple paper towels underneath of the chicken. Your microwave will ask you to enter the weight, and then to flip them halfway through cooking. It usually takes around 10 minutes (for 1-1.5 lb).

someonesangel Due April 19 (boy); Kansas City, Kansas 213 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting MommyToWesley:" Hmm I never knew that. Any reason why? I've only done it once, because I completely forgot to thaw them in the fridge overnight, and I didn't have enough time to put them in cold water."


Bacteria can grow on the warm parts. Its just not safe or worth the risk.

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
23rd Jan '13
Quoting someonesangel:" Bacteria can grow on the warm parts. Its just not safe or worth the risk."


That makes sense. I guess I just figured it would be killed when I cook it.
Guess I won't be doing that again!

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23152 posts
23rd Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommyToWesley:</b>" That makes sense. I guess I just figured it would be killed when I cook it. Guess I won't be doing that again!"</blockquote>




It's fine to do for something thin like a boneless breast.
Not good for something that takes a long time like a turkey.