Question by  SoccerIsLife (25)

Is it OK for me to be cooking chicken frozen in the crock pot?

I heard I should let it thaw.


Answer by  CookingSomethingGood (78)

It is very dangerous to cook frozen poultry and meats in a slow cooker such as a crock pot. There is a specific temperature range from 41-140 degrees where food is vulnerable to bacterial growth. The crock pot does not get hot enough fast enough to cook food safely.


Answer by  BellaMarie (109)

You can definitely cook frozen chicken in a crock pot. I would recommend that you use a meat thermometer to check the temperature before eating!


Answer by  amydavenport81 (63)

You can absolutely cook frozen chicken in a crock pot! You will have to add time to the cook time, but it should be just fine.


Answer by  dc8333 (420)

You should let it that first as you can get food poisoning if it isn't cooked through properly. You can always give it a slow cook on a low heat.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

I've been doing this for years. But you need to be sure that the center of the chicken is 190 degrees and fully cooked. I do for creamed chicken.


Answer by  timerunning (805)

On the Food Safety and Inspection Service it says not to cook frozen chicken in a slow cooker. Is it unsafe? (http://www. fsis. usda. gov/Fact_Sheets/Chicken_Food_Safety_Focus/index. asp)


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

While it is safer to let the chicken thaw, if your cooking time is long enough (more than three or four hours), there will be enough time for the chicken to cook. The important point is that the inside of the chicken must reach a certain temperature to be safe.


Answer by  cgrid76hotmailcom (545)

I know that when i do do that very thing . I let it cook all day long .Like put in


Answer by  crabfoot (253)

Thaw the chicken, wrapped, in the fridge for 24 hrs. Sear it in a frying pan. After that, it is safe to use in the crock pot.

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