Turkey Thaw Times

Is it time to start thawing that frozen turkey? Here's a chart with thaw times depending on the size of your turkey. Keep these things in mind when you are thawing your turkey in the refrigerator.

  • Make sure your refrigerator is at 40 F or lower.
  • Leave the turkey in its original wrapper.
  • Place the bird in a tray or pan to collect any juices that leak out.
  • Keep it at the bottom of your refrigerator so any leakage will not contaminate anything below.
Source: USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service