how to defrost previously cooked chicken breast?

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  • 8 months ago

    in he fridge, just like you thaw raw meat.

    Take it out of the freezer today to use tomorrow.

    If its a small amount, take it out now, put in microwave on defrost for a minute or so and then go ahead with your recipe.

  • 8 months ago

    Leave it in the fridge until it is no longer frozen.

  • 8 months ago

    Same as raw chicken, but taking less time - either thaw in cold water (sealed of course in a plastic storage bag), gradually changing water, or microwave defrost based on weight, but checking it frequently so it doesn’t start cooking.

  • geezer
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    If you're going to eat them straight away it's ok to defrost them on the counter and not in the fridge.

    Yes .. food can pick up bacteria at room temperature .. but think about how long food at a buffet is left out .. quite safely !

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Leave it overnight in a refrigerator or use the defrost setting on a microwave.

  • 8 months ago

    you only defrost frozen items 2 correct ways. 1. under running COLD water. you need to have it continuely running 2. in the fridge which is at a slower rate thus why you do this ahead. 

    you should NOT defrost on the counter btw. great way to get yourself sick easily. bacteria grows on the food if not in the correct temp zones and bacteria multiples FAST 

  • 8 months ago

    Let it sit on the counter for a hour.

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