Great, I forgot to thaw that chicken for dinner again! I’m not alone am I? Here’s an easy trick for how to cook a frozen chicken…
Seriously guys, I very often go to put a chicken in the oven for dinner, only to realize that I never thawed it!
After about the 47th time this happened (a slight exaggeration) I did some experimenting to figure out how to cook a frozen chicken.
Turns out, it’s pretty darn simple! In fact, the trick just involves a bit of aluminum foil.
How to Cook a Frozen Chicken
Now that I’ve figured this out, I never even bother with thawing chickens before cooking them. Saves me time and space in my fridge!
- Remove packaging from frozen chicken. If the padding on the bottom is stuck, run the chicken under warm water until the padding comes loose.
- Rinse outside of chicken well and pat dry.
- Preheat oven to 425°. Place in dry roasting pan and season to taste with Salt, Pepper, Garlic, and Rosemary (optional).
- Bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove chicken from oven, add vegetables (optional), and cover with aluminum foil shiny side down.
- Reduce heat to 350° and bake for an additional 3 hours, or until internal temperature of the thickest part of the chicken reads 165° or higher.
- Thawing meat in warm water is not recommended due to the environment it creates for bacteria to grow. However, running it under the water for a few minutes right before putting it in the oven is not a problem. 🙂