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How to Cook a Frozen Turkey

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How to Cook a Frozen Turkey Step 1 - Gather the Ingredients
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Ingredients for Cooking Frozen Turkey

Stephanie Gallagher
Cooking a frozen turkey can yield a moist and juicy bird that is, in some ways, safer to cook than a thawed turkey, because you have fewer (if any) juices leaking in your refrigerator or on your countertops. It's these raw juices that harbor harmful bacteria, so the more you can avoid them, the better

The most important thing to remember when cooking a frozen turkey is that it will take about 50% longer than a regular thawed turkey. So, for a 12-13 lb. turkey, it will take about 4-1/2 to 5 hours, versus 3 hours for a thawed turkey.

The key to cooking a frozen turkey is to make sure the turkey is completely frozen - a partially-thawed turkey is not safe to cook.

Start by assembling your ingredients. You will need:

  • 1 8-18 lb. frozen turkey
  • onions, carrots, celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2-3 cups water
  • olive oil or melted butter
  • poultry seasoning

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