Thaw a Turkey - Microwave Method
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You can safely thaw a turkey or rather some turkeys in a microwave, but it is usually not your best alternative.
This procedure works best with smaller turkeys. And, as mentioned above they may not defrost uniformly, but the outside of the turkey will thaw enough that you will be able to remove the giblet packet, season the bird, and even cut it up.
THIS IS IMPORTANT! Do not use a microwave to thaw a turkey and then store the bird in the refrigerator or refreeze it without first completely cooking it. It must be cooked immediately after it has been defrosted in the microwave. After being defrosted in the microwave, some parts of the turkey are in the temperature danger zone and bacteria are growing.
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