Do you thaw or soak to defrost frozen chicken?

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@peachpurple (12875)
Malaysia
July 3, 2017 1:42am CST
My mother-in-law always soak the frozen chicken parts in a bowl of tap water in order to defrost it. However, I remembered reading some articles that recommend to thaw the frozen chicken by taking it out from the freezer,place on the table to allow 30min or 1 hour time to defrost it. She said it is very troublesome to do that. What do you usually do to defrost frozen chicken? picture taken and belonged to @peachpurple
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@jstory07 (67166)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Jul 17
I leave it in the refrigerator over night.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
oh you leave it in the upper fridge? it will work ?
@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
3 Jul 17
@jstory07 Exactly what I said. To keep the chicken so long at home temperature develops bacteria.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
@LadyDuck Oic. Thanks for advice
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• Philippines
3 Jul 17
Well, we just leave it until the ice has gotten melt or just defrost it in the microwave.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
yes, I leave it out of the fridge if I have time. I don`t use the microwave oven to defrost. How long it took to defrost naturally?
• Austin, Texas
14 Jul 17
Yeah that's what we do.
@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
I do the same as your MIL does, mostly because lack of time.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
Yeah, she said when time is not enough, soaking frozen chicken helps to defrost faster but taste will change, does it?
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@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
@peachpurple Not sure about that, I haven't noticed any major difference in taste.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
Will the chicken flesh become softer when soaked ?
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@shaynas (5529)
• India
3 Jul 17
I keep it out of freezer and wait. But if i am in a hurry, i do keep it in water for faster defrosting. Even my MW has the defrost option but i hardly use it.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
yeah, my microwave oven also has the deftost option but it is not good option. I think soaking in water is safer.
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@shaynas (5529)
• India
4 Jul 17
@peachpurple Yeah, even i don't prefer MW much for defrosting. I use it on rare occasions.
@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
3 Jul 17
The only way to be sure that it does not develop bacteria is to take it from the freezer and put in the refrigerator the evening before. This is what I do.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
Good advice and tips, I will do that
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@LadyDuck (157720)
• Switzerland
3 Jul 17
@peachpurple It's safer, chicken is sensitive to develop bacteria.
@Shavkat (62707)
• Philippines
3 Jul 17
I tend to soak it in a basin with water.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
My mother in law does that. I will do the same if I ran out of time
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@Shavkat (62707)
• Philippines
4 Jul 17
@peachpurple I think we still do the old ways.
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
3 Jul 17
it's always better to defrost it by either leaving in the refrigerator or leave it outside in normal temperature
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@JohnRoberts (57235)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jul 17
Always set out chicken and allow it to defrost naturally. Then place in fridge until use.
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@peachpurple (12875)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
Good advice
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@Tracy04 (10844)
• Malaysia
3 Jul 17
We soak them.