Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

How long does it take to defrost a 22 lb. frozen turkey in the refrigerator?

Report as

you can't, but if you put it into the oven for ten minutes on low, and then bake it for the recommended amount of time, you will have a yummy turkey :P. next time you should take it out in the morning :)

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

From: http://southernfood.about.com/library/info/bltrkeyb.htm (They also give two other ways to defrost a frozen turkey.)

Refrigerator Thawing
When thawing a turkey in the refrigerator, there are several variables to take into account:

Plan ahead: allow approximately 24 hours for every 5 pounds in a refrigerator set at 40 °F.
Refrigerator Thawing Times
(Whole turkey)

8 to 12 pounds..........1 to 2 days
12 to 16 pounds..........2 to 3 days
16 to 20 pounds..........3 to 4 days
20 to 24 pounds..........4 to 5 days
Foods defrosted in the refrigerator can be re-frozen without cooking, but there may be some loss of quality.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

It will take about 5 days to defrost a 22lb frozen turkey in a refrigerator. It takes about 4 to 5 pounds of the meat to thaw in 24 hours.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Ignore the above from Naomi. She hasn't a clue what she is talking about. I would say 3 days should be enough time. You are talking for thanksgiving and not tonights dinner, right?

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

u might wanna put it in the freeeezeer

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer
Popular Searches