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How long will it take to defrost a 4.55 lbs whole chicken?

In cold water too....I'm switching it out every 15 minutes.


Asked by texasgurl33 at 2:30 PM on Jun. 21, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • i would never microwave any type of meat yuck...i always make a sink full of lukewarm water and place my meat in a sealed ziplock bag and then place it in the water to thaw out. takes about a nice hour to an hour and a half for a whole sized chicken.

    Answer by artsygirl2010 at 5:12 PM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • I would just defrost in microwave ( rotating it every 5 minutes) if you are making it tonight. Just make sure to rinse the cavity very well before preparing. and try to stop it as soon as it is almost fully thawed. Otherwise it could take a very long time thawing in water.... Either that or atleast partially thaw in microwave 1st.... Have fun....

    Answer by LeJane at 2:46 PM on Jun. 21, 2011