Defrosting the chicken is the process which is usually done just before the time of consumption. A well defrosted chicken taste just better as the fresh one. Understanding the whole process of freezing and defrosting is important if you are planning to freeze the chicken. One question does comes to mind that how to defrost chicken?
The answer to that is pretty simple but very important as well. Defrosting process is carefully and properly done to ensure better taste of the chicken.
Thawing in Sink
Possibly one of the most common techniques of defrosting the chicken is to thaw it at the room temperature. Follow the procedure to defrost the chicken in the sink.
- Take out the frozen chicken and wrap it in the plastic bag. The more preferable is the Ziploc bag. This will ensure that the chicken doesn’t get contaminated with bacteria in the thawing. This will also prevent from affecting the sink with bacteria.
- Pick up a bowl that is large enough to hold a chicken. This will usually accommodate with the size of the chicken. Make sure that the bowl is large enough to properly submerge the chicken.
- Once you place the chicken, pour cold water in the bowl. Remember, cold water is very important to use since hot water will assist in bacterial growth and contaminate the chicken.
- Always change the water after 25-30 minutes. Changing the water ensures that chicken is properly thawed and further assist in distribution of the heat. Always check the water temperature. If the water gets cold enough then change immediately since the heat distribution will turn the water colder.
- One more important thing to keep in mind is that once you have thawed back the frozen chicken, you cannot freeze it back in the raw state. Freezing it again is of no use since it will be a breeding place for whole lot of bacteria.