Question by  MiNdTrIp (12)

Is it safe to cook a frozen chicken in a crockpot or a slow-cooker?


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

No, this is not safe. The chicken will thaw slowly and then remain at temperatures between freezing and boiling for hours until it begins to actually cook. This results in a literal bacterial-friendly brew.


Answer by  Sonny (44)

Bacteria multiplies in food at temperatures between 40 and 140F. Pasteurization is done at about 160F. Crockpots cook at about a minimum temperature of 160F, and up to 200F on high. Cooking frozen chicken in a crockpot is quite reasonably safe; I have done it before with no problems. It quickly thaws in a crockpot in any case.


Answer by  jennyv8 (133)

Yes, it is safe. Just remember that it will take longer to cook because the meat is frozen -- anywhere from 2 to 6 hours longer.


Answer by  TeresaL (150)

It is safe to cook a chicken in the crock pot following the same rules as cooking them any other way. Make sure they are absolutely totally done before serving.

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