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Mar 5, 2012 09:23 AM

Help!! Baking frozen boneless chicken breasts?

How long and what temperature? I put them in the fridge to thaw hours ago but they are still frozen solid. it's about a pound of them.

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  1. Give it a twirl in the microwave for about 30 seconds at LOW.

    Should help with the defrost, and then soak in some water.

    1. For future reference, b/s chix breasts usually take 24 hours in the fridge to defrost, if packaged individually. You can also do a lukewarm water defrost. Make sure they're in ziplock bags, and put them in a pot of lukewarm water (*not* hot!) and weight them down with a filled-with-water slightly smaller pot that fits into the larger one. Change out the lukewarm water every 20-30 minutes - can usually defrost them in about an hour or 1.5 hours.

      1. They will thaw in the microwave,covered, in one or two minutes. To bake them don't just put them naked in the oven or they will dry out with no skin. You can put one or two in a baking dish and cover with a can or jar of chicken gravy. Cover with foil and bake for an hour. Or make up a bag of stuffing from mix, put the chicken on top, pour the gravy over, and bake uncovered. Or wrap them well in two slices of bacon and bake them uncovered. Or buy a box of frozen potato pierogies (Polish dumplings) and put these in a deep baking dish with the chicken cut into chunks then fill the dish with chicken stock from a box, cover tightly with foil, and bake for an hour and a half so the dumplings get steamed and the chicken gets done. Oven temp is 350* in all cases.

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        1. re: Querencia

          I don't like defrosting in the microwave as the ends tend to get cooked before the middle has defrosted.

        2. did this yesterday with 11/2 lbs 1 big double breast another smaller 1/2 breast. in original pkg from local market, left out 3 hours and then did 3 stints in the nuker @ 10 min 10% power. they were then easy to slice in half and ready to use in dinner prep.

          1. Just wanted to say thanks to everyone, I used the water trick, the chicken came out pretty darn good. =]