When I say “Defrosting Dinner,” I do not mean a microwave dinner tray. I am a food blogger, after all. I’m talking about what you do after you get that moment of inspiration while at work/school to make some incredible concoction… but you need those chicken breasts that are sitting frozen to the core in your freezer.
You have a few options here:
- Call your roommate/partner/mom/brother/friendly neighbor and beg them to get those suckers out of the freezer as soon as possible, hoping that a few hours in the fridge will do the trick (unfortunately, it won’t)
- Call your roommate/partner/mom/brother/friendly neighbor and beg them to put the chicken out on the counter, ignoring safety warnings given by the FDA (I will admit that I’ve been guilty of this)
- Pick up some already thawed chicken from the store (not an option, if you’re on my budget or that of a student)
- Decide that all of this brain storming, inspiration, and then panicking about your unthawed meat has worn you out and you’ll have a grilled cheese instead
Disclaimer: Bear in mind, neither the FDA nor the USDA currently include use of hot water among their recommendations for thawing meat. I encourage you to refer to their websites for official meat-thawing guidelines:
FDA – Safe Defrosting Methods – For Consumers