There are 3 ways to thaw your turkey safely — in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in the microwave oven.
2. Cold Water
3. Microwave Oven
- Check the owner's manual of your microwave (or look up your specific microwave online).
It should tell you what size turkey will, how many minutes per pound it should be, and what power level to use.
- Remove all outside wrapping.
- Place on a microwave-safe dish to catch any juices that may leak.
- Cook your turkey immediately. Do not refreeze or refrigerate your turkey after thawing in the microwave oven.