In Microwave Oven
- Divide the food so there are no pieces larger than 2”
- Try to clear a gap in the food in the center of the dish to be microwaved—this allows the microwaves to heat your food evenly.
Place food dish off center in microwave. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, remove food & stir to redistribute the heat, and return to microwave on HIGH for 1 minute, repeating stirring and microwaving until food is desired temperature (coldest part of food must be at least 165 deg F)
Place food dish off center in microwave. Microwave on 30% power (LOW) for 3 minutes. Turn food 180 degrees in microwave (even if you have a rotating plate) and continue microwaving at 30% power (LOW) in 2 minute cycles, rotating each cycle, until food is thawed. Then follow “from refrigerator” directions above.