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Chicken question user banned
9th Apr '13

Sunday night I took some chicken out to thaw. It's still a little frozen in the fatter parts (chicken breasts). Is it okay to wait until tomorrow to cook it or should I cook it tonight?

tonys_mama(army wife) Due August 2; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15581 posts
status 9th Apr '13

Tomorrow would be fine.

Crystal 3 kids; Hephzibah, Georgia 15566 posts
9th Apr '13

If it's still partially frozen you can safely wait until tomorrow to cook it. If you really want to eat it tonight, you can stick it in some cold water for about 30 mins and it should thaw up.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
9th Apr '13

Why is it still frozen? lol

I take meat out in the am around 9am and its dethawed by 2pm lol If its still frozen it will be ok.

user banned California 36390 posts
9th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" Why is it still frozen? lol I take meat out in the am around 9am and its dethawed by 2pm lol If its still frozen it will be ok."</blockquote>




My fridge is really cold. If I put stuff too far back, it will freeze

mama1821 Due July 2 (girl); 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
9th Apr '13

to be safe even if its half thawed and half frozen, i would cook tonight. i personally do not mess with chicken as i have seen many people close to me get very sick from bad chicken they thought was good. pull that puppy out and have chicken for dinner tonight.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
9th Apr '13
Quoting Forrest Bondurant &hearts:" <blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" Why is it still frozen? lol I take ... [snip!] ... its still frozen it will be ok."</blockquote> My fridge is really cold. If I put stuff too far back, it will freeze"


Why not leave it on the counter? I leave it out to defrost on the counter overnight or in the day time.

lol

user banned California 36390 posts
9th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" Why not leave it on the counter? I leave it out to defrost on the counter overnight or in the day time. lol"</blockquote>




Because that's disgusting.

user banned California 36390 posts
9th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mama1821:</b>" to be safe even if its half thawed and half frozen, i would cook tonight. i personally do not mess with ... [snip!] ... close to me get very sick from bad chicken they thought was good. pull that puppy out and have chicken for dinner tonight."</blockquote>




I took it out of the package and into a bag to thaw flat in the fridge. I still have about four hours until dinner prep starts so I think i will just make it.

tonys_mama(army wife) Due August 2; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15581 posts
status 9th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Forrest Bondurant &hearts:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" Why not leave it on the counter? ... [snip!] ... leave it out to defrost on the counter overnight or in the day time. lol"</blockquote> Because that's disgusting."</blockquote>




Lol why?

ღ Diana ღ Michigan 15726 posts
9th Apr '13

It's perfectly fine to have it tomorrow but I wouldn't wait any later.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
9th Apr '13
Quoting Forrest Bondurant &hearts:" <blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" Why not leave it on the counter? ... [snip!] ... leave it out to defrost on the counter overnight or in the day time. lol"</blockquote> Because that's disgusting."


No its not. lol

Thats the most normal way ppl defrost their food. Take it out and leave it out to defrost so its ready to use. Just like it take almost 2 days to defrost a turkey, so you take it out and leave it covered in a big roasting pan to defrost. It takes longer if you leave frozen stuff in the fridge. Common sense. lol

user banned California 36390 posts
9th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" No its not. lol Thats the most normal way ppl defrost their food. Take it out and leave it out ... [snip!] ... leave it covered in a big roasting pan to defrost. It takes longer if you leave frozen stuff in the fridge. Common sense. lol"</blockquote>




You're suppose to defrost meat in the fridge. That's the safest way

tonys_mama(army wife) Due August 2; 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15581 posts
status 9th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Forrest Bondurant &hearts:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting crazy coupon lady:</b>" No its not. lol Thats the most ... [snip!] ... in the fridge. Common sense. lol"</blockquote> You're suppose to defrost meat in the fridge. That's the safest way"</blockquote>




I've never done it that way.

user banned California 36390 posts
9th Apr '13

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/big_thaw/