I cooked a large batch of chickpeas and froze the unused leftovers in 1-cup portions. What is the best way to thaw them? Does the microwave significantly effect quality? I prefer a quick thawing method, if it doesn't negatively effect quality too much.
I'm going to venture a guess and say that since the beans are already well-cooked (as all cooked beans are), microwaving won't hurt them a bit. You don't want to microwave frozen meats and such because you don't want to cook them, but you dont have that problem with cooked beans.
I haven't tried this, but I can't see how it would affect the beans in the slightest.