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Old 05-18-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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I purchased a bag of chicken breasts and wanted to pull some out for dinner tonight. Normally I buy the sealed individual packs so I'm not sure how to defrost these. Should I pull them out and put in a gladware container uncovered or covered in fridge?? I'm thinking you shouldn't leave exposed chicken out? Thank you
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I'd put them on a plate, cover it with plastic wrap, and stick it in the fridge to defrost. If they are not fully defrosted when you need to cook them, you can safely leave them out on the countertop for about 1/2 hour.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:02 AM
 
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Ok great. Thanks for the info!
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:31 AM
 
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When I need to defrost chicken in a hurry, I wrap it in plastic wrap and put it on something metal. Used to be, we had a stainless steel sink, and I used that. Metal conducts temperature well, and so things defrost fast that way.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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Good to know as well. Thanks
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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I usually take out the ones I want to use, and leave them out (covered) until they are just short of thawed. Then I return them to the fridge to stay cold. I have been doing it this way for 40 years and haven't killed anyone yet.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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I usually take out the ones I want to use, and leave them out (covered) until they are just short of thawed. Then I return them to the fridge to stay cold. I have been doing it this way for 40 years and haven't killed anyone yet.
Ditto!
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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If I am in a hurry I defrost them in the microwave or put the chicken in a bowl of luke warm water, if I have the time I leave them overnight in the fridge. I have even left the sealed package out on the counter in the morning so that when I come home from work they are defrosted. Been doing this with chicken for years.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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good suggestions-

i put them in a plastic bag and put them in cool water in the sink (or large pan)

defrosting in a microwave is good also
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:27 PM
 
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That's what I was thinking but wasn't sure how safe it was to leave them out in room temp. Thanks again for all help. I normally defrost overnight in fridge but those are the sealed packs and this is bag o chicken deal
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