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Old 05-18-2011, 01:26 PM   #1
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ISO quick help cooking whole chickens

i have two whole chickens 10.56 pounds together i need them ready by six there frozen what should i do i have 6 kids to feed girlscout night help

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Old 05-18-2011, 01:32 PM   #2
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Defrost, season, prop them up on beer cans, and cook them on your Weber.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:45 PM   #3
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The quickest way to defrost them is to submerge the chickens in a pot or bowl in your sink and run cool water into the pan at a slow steady stream so the water in the container is constantly changing.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:51 PM   #4
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i have two whole chickens 10.56 pounds together i need them ready by six there frozen what should i do i have 6 kids to feed girlscout night help
Are they in well sealed bags/packages? If not put them each in a plastic bag and squeeze out as much of the air as possible, then seal the bags.

Submerge the chickens in cold water. Put a weight (plate, tin can, etc.) on top of the chickens if they start to float.

Or, very cautiously microwave on defrost or other low setting. Don't defrost for too long at a time and let the chicken rest a few minutes occasionally. If you aren't vigilant, bits of the chicken will cook and turn grey/beige
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You wrote that you need them by six. What time zone? I'm on EDT, so I was thinking you have barely four hours to defrost and cook that chicken, but if you are on PDT, then you have about seven hours.
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Old 05-18-2011, 02:24 PM   #6
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Leave them in the freezer and go to KFC!

Otherwise, boil them with some carrot, celery, onion...
Then de-bone and make some nice chunky chicken salad, or
chicken tacos or such.
You can toss them in the boiling pot frozen and let em rip!
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:03 PM   #7
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I thawed mine in salted cold water yesterday. Then cut it into pieces and fried.
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:09 PM   #8
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I second KFC.
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Leave them in the freezer and go to KFC!

Otherwise, boil them with some carrot, celery, onion...
Then de-bone and make some nice chunky chicken salad, or
chicken tacos or such.
You can toss them in the boiling pot frozen and let em rip!
That might just work. Good thinking!
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Leave them in the freezer and go to KFC!

Otherwise, boil them with some carrot, celery, onion...
Then de-bone and make some nice chunky chicken salad, or
chicken tacos or such.
You can toss them in the boiling pot frozen and let em rip!
GREAT idea! Also other uses for the boiled/poached chicken - chicken stew, chicken pot pies
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