Quick and Easy Defrosting! How to Safely Thaw Chicken in the Microwave



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You know that feeling; you’ve been planning that perfect roast chicken all day. The potato bake is in the oven, the salad is all ready to go, and you suddenly realize that you have forgotten to thaw the chicken. We’ve all been there!

Why Is Defrosting A Chicken In The Microwave Such A Convenient Option?

1. Speed: microwaving is a super speedy way to defrost a whole chicken. 2. Space saving: popping your chicken into the microwave to defrost it is a real space saver as opposed to the fridge.

Step-By-Step Guide To Defrosting A Whole Chicken In The Microwave

1. Remove the plastic wrap: Remove any packaging or plastic wrap from the chicken and place it in a microwave-safe dish.  2. Cover the chicken: cover the chicken with a clean sheet of plastic wrap and make sure it’s securely wrapped.

Tips And Tricks For Defrosting A Chicken In The Microwave

1. Don’t leave the chicken in the microwave for too long. This can lead to the chicken drying out or partially cooking in the middle. 2. Ensure the microwave is clean before placing the chicken inside.

How To Defrost A Chicken In The Refrigerator

1. Remove the chicken from all of its packaging. Place the chicken on a shallow plate and discard the packaging. 2. Place the chicken in the refrigerator and allow it to defrost.