Is microwave defrosting chicken in its original plastic wrap safe?

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Offline patricia1951

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Today I thawed a whole chicken that was still a bit frosty inside in the microwave with the original plastic wrap still on it (cut open a little on one end).  When we ate it, there was a very distinct taste of plastic and I'm wondering if it's not fit to eat at all now?  You hear so much about the dangers of plastic that I am probably going to throw it away, but would like to know of your opinions for future reference.

Thanks so much!
« Last Edit: 21/03/2011 08:01:00 by chris »


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The safest thing to do is dump it. If you cook with a microwave, use glass containers, and make sure the temperature of the meat is high enough to kill all bacteria.
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