It’s an age old story. It’s dinner time and the chicken is frozen. *sigh*
You may have had a plan. It may have involved thawed chicken. It was going to be delicious.
But you know what? You’ve got this. Just employ (drumroll, please!) … the frozen chicken trick!!
Update: The method described here IS safe according to the USDA. I have added precautions to use a meat thermometer to check internal temperature. I’ve also adjusted the thawing vs. cooking times a bit for more convenience. Enjoy!
Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 160.
Done! You’re on a roll.
Step 2: Establish the chicken.
You could thaw via microwave or warm water in a bowl, OR you could do what I do. Put frozen chicken directly into oiled glass baking dish (rinse first).
The packing may stick to your chicken. Do not be alarmed. Just cover with foil, shrug like it’s no big thing, and continue on with the frozen chicken trick.
Step 3: Preserve chicken modesty.
Put chicken in the oven for about 20 minutes to de-stick packaging and thaw chicken. Once packaging is removed, season or dress the chicken with sauce of your choice. (You may want to rinse them one more time. I just remove them with tongs and rinse each one before returning them to the pan. Be careful with this not to burn yourself on the pan!)
Sauces to try:
- Curry Honey Mustard (recipe below)
- Bottle of BBQ sauce
- Bottle (or about three cups) of salad dressing (ranch, italian, basalmic vinegarette, etc.)
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup dijon mustard
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp curry powder
|I squirreled away a few pieces for another meal before dressing.|