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Old 10-22-2010, 07:05 PM   #1
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Thawing Chicken?

Is it ok to leave chicken at room temp for 24hr to thaw for a dinner?
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:09 PM   #2
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Is it ok to leave chicken at room temp for 24hr to thaw for a dinner?
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Skill? I would only do it if room temperature was 5 degrees C or less.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:13 PM   #3
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too long to be safe to eat.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:18 PM   #4
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No, room temperature is too warm. It needs to be below 40 F. all of the time up until cooking. (Refrigerator to stove or oven should be less than 20 minutes.)

Do your thawing in the refrigerator.

Even refrigerated I wouldn't let thawed chicken go for more than 2 days without cooking.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:41 PM   #5
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Nope that is not OK. Keep it out of the danger zone (40-140) as much as possible. Thaw above freezing, but below 40 F.
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Old 10-23-2010, 02:48 PM   #6
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oh my!!! no, don't do it. just remember to take out of freezer and put in the fridge the night before.
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oh my!!! no, don't do it. just remember to take out of freezer and put in the fridge the night before.
And if you forget, you can put it in an airtight plastic bag in cold water to thaw it quickly.
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Old 10-24-2010, 07:01 PM   #8
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For me, I would thaw the chicken for only 3 - 4 hours but not that long (24 hours?).
I won't be safe or good to eat it at all. :)
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