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To thaw a frozen turkey, place the wrapped turkey in a pan in the refrigerator, and let it stand for 24 hours per 5 pounds of turkey
Turkey can also be thawed by placing it in a sealed plastic bag in cold water, replacing the water every 30 minutes, for 30 minutes per pound.

www.butterball.com/how-tos/thaw-a-turkey

Regardless of which method you choose, never thaw a turkey at room temperature. If you're running low on time, try a Fresh Whole Turkey—they're just as ...

www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/turkeythawingchart.html

Turkey Size. In the Refrigerator (Approximately 24 hours for every 4-5 lbs.) In Cold Water (Approximately 30 minutes per lb.) 4 to 12 pounds. 1 to 3 days. 2 to 6  ...

www.foodsafety.gov/blog/2016/11/defrost-turkey.html

Nov 17, 2016 ... This is the safest method because the turkey will thaw at a consistent, safe temperature. This method takes some time, so allow one day for ...

www.thespruce.com/how-not-to-thaw-a-frozen-turkey-996023

Nov 28, 2016 ... Learn how NOT to thaw a frozen turkey, along with the safe way. ... The problem is, you need to allow 30 minutes of thawing time for every ...

www.stilltasty.com/articles/view/74

Thawing a frozen turkey takes time, but the good news is that you've got some options if you find yourself behind schedule. You'll need to take special care when ...

www.thespruce.com/turkey-thawing-time-chart-1328756

Dec 5, 2016 ... One of the biggest mistakes made when preparing a turkey for a holiday meal is not allowing enough time for a frozen turkey to defrost.

www.fsis.usda.gov/fact_sheets/turkey_basics_safe_thawing/index.asp

A thawed turkey can remain in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days before cooking. Foods thawed in the refrigerator can ...

www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-thanksgiving-basics-how-to-thaw-a-frozen-turkey-20131118-story.html

Nov 19, 2013 ... But a frozen turkey – one that has been properly handled and has been carefully defrosted – can be almost as good. To find one, go to a market ...

www.jennieo.com/cooking-with-turkey/3-how-to-thaw-a-frozen-turkey

Thawing a whole turkey in the refrigerator is recommended. If short on time, you may thaw the turkey in cold water in the original packaging, making sure the ...