Cooking Chicken From Frozen

Don’t forget: these tips are for chicken frozen commercially, bought uncooked and frozen from the retailer, not for chicken that has been home-frozen.

  • Most chicken pieces that have been commercially frozen can be cooked from frozen
  • While this adds around 50% to the cooking time, time is saved as no defrosting is needed
  • Always make sure the chicken is cooked throughout, an easy way to check this is using a meat thermometer

If in doubt, check the instructions on the packaging for further guidance.

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Cooking chicken from frozen

Often commercially frozen chicken pieces can be cooked from frozen. Note – this will add around 50% to the cooking time.

  • Always follow package instructions
  • Always make sure the chicken is cooked throughout.

For more information on defrosting chicken, check out our guide on how to defrost chicken.