The Best Way To Defrost Chicken Quickly (VIDEO)

January 12, 2015 2:21 PM

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It happens to the best of us. You're all set to whip up tonight's dinner, only to realize you forgot to defrost the chicken. The USDA says the best way to thaw frozen chicken is to let it sit in the fridge overnight, but what if you don't have that much time? Jeff Potter, the author of Cooking for Geeks, explains why cold water is the fastest way to defrost chicken without compromising your safety.

To speed up the thawing process, many people will opt to leave frozen meat out on the kitchen counter. Along with still being rather slow, this method isn't very safe. "If you think about leaving that chicken out on your counter top for half a day to defrost, it just doesn't sound appealing because ...

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