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. 🙂