How to Thaw a Frozen Turkey
It will take about 1 hour for every 1 lb ( kg) of ground turkey to thaw. Change the water every half hour to make sure it stays cold and reduce the risk of. The size of your turkey will affect how long it takes to defrost completely, but, as a rough guide, allow about 24hrs for every 2kg of turkey. Allow around 6 hours per pound for thawing. Pro Tip: Once it's thawed, it can stay in the fridge for another days before you cook it. We have found it.
How to Thaw a Turkey In Cold Water. How long it takes: Allow approximately 30 minutes for every pound of turkey. A pound bird will take about 7½ to 8 hours. So if you have a pound bird, you'll need to start defrosting at least three days in advance. If you're planning to brine your turkey, you may want to. The golden rule is about 24 hours of thawing for every 4 to 5 pounds. But sometimes that doesn't happen! And sometimes it's Thanksgiving morning and your bird.