Originally Posted by ChefJune
You're right, Bilby. It's an invitation to food poisoning.
lol - The chicken is still around 45 deg. F by the time I get home. I still have to unwrap it and let it sit for 20 minutes before cooking. What temp do you think they are at when they sit on the shelf at the supermarket all day?
Sometimes, if I remember, I'll take the meat out before I go to bed, then put it in the fridge in the morning and cook it at night.
The only time I don't defrost during the day is in the middle of summer.