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URGENT- frozen chicken breasts; how long to defrost in microwave?

(7 Posts)
tethersend Tue 06-Sep-11 18:33:42

I am an idiot who has never done this.

Please help, everyone's hungry confused

Lilyloo Tue 06-Sep-11 18:35:11

I really wouldn't defrost chicken in a microwave. Phone a take out or do pasta or something quick. Have chicken tomorrow.

tethersend Tue 06-Sep-11 18:37:06

Really? I thought people did this?

I defrosted three breasts at room temp, but need a fourth- the rest of the dinner is in the oven and I've only just realised I'm missing a breast.

iklboo Tue 06-Sep-11 18:37:57

I don't like defrosting chicken in a microwave either. Do you have anything else in?

Lilyloo Tue 06-Sep-11 18:39:05

May just be me then , but chicken is just one thing i don't like to defrost in the microwave.
Can you not just dice the chicken you have defrosted to make it go further ?

Catsmamma Tue 06-Sep-11 18:44:45

i defrost chicken breast all the time in the micro! But it's not that quick, as I do in a bowl of cold water and on the lowest setting, so i'd probably give a single breast 5-10 minutes, but they do defrost beautifully.

I'd slice the chicken you have and apologise for short measures, and give extra pudding!

tethersend Tue 06-Sep-11 18:48:25

Ah well- not going to dice, makes it too tough. We'll make do. Thanks anyway smile

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