Turkey Thawing Guideline

 

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Thawing Turkey:

Thaw turkey in its wrapper. We do not recommend room temperature or microwave thawing.
A thawed turkey can keep for 1-2 days in the refrigerator.

Refrigerator Thawing Time: 24 hours for every 4-5 lbs. of turkey.

4 to 12 pounds = 1 to 3 days
12 to 16 pounds = 3 to 4 days
16 to 20 pounds = 4 to 5 days
20 to 24 pounds =5 to 6 days

Cold Water Thawing Time: 30 minutes per pound. Keep the turkey in its wrapper and place in another plastic bag-secure tightly and submerge in cold water. Drain and refill the water every 30 minutes.

4 to 12 pounds = 2 to 6 hours
12 to 16 pounds = 6 to 8 hours
16 to 20 pounds = 8 to 10 hours
20 to 24 pounds =10 to 12 hours

 

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