There’s a reason why chicken is the most popular meat in the world. It’s cheaper than mutton, beef or pork, easily available and extremely easy to cook or grill.
However, the best of you seasoned home-chefs out there must have had to go through hell trying to defrost your raw chicken when you first tried your hand at cooking this delicious meat. All of you must be having your own little ways of thawing the frozen meat before cooking it. But which is the easiest way and why? I am sure you want to know the answer to this question as you might have been thinking to yourself all this while that your secret of how to defrost chicken was probably the best amongst your neighbors. Well, you might be wrong or you might be bang on but there’s nothing like a little comparison of notes right?
The first and most primitive method of defrosting your chicken is by placing it under water and letting the water do its thing. It takes around an hour to completely thaw a pound of chicken this way. But you cannot re-store your chicken if you defrost it this way. The other method is to remove the chicken from the freezer and place it in the refrigerator shelf for around 4 to 5 hours. Chicken defrosted by this method can be frozen again and re-used. The last and most convenient way perhaps is to use the microwave ‘defrost’ option. Just place your chicken in a oven-safe bowl and chuck it in for around 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure to check on your chicken so it doesn’t start cooking in there! This last method is the most convenient one though you cannot re-freeze your microwave-thawed chicken. Whichever method you use, always remember to wash your hands after you handle raw chicken to avoid diseases. Bon appetit!