Microwaving Frozen Chicken Cordon Bleu?
I have a box of Milford Valley Farms chicken cordon bleu (essentially boneless, stuffed, breaded, breasts).
The box used to give microwave instructions, and it came out ok. Now the box says "not intended for microwave use" and stressed cooking it to a temperature of 165.
The old microwave instructions were two minutes on one side (upside down) and one minute forty five seconds on the other side.
Does anyone know whether the above microwave cooking would cook the cordon bleus well enough?
Does anyone know if the company just thinks the product is better when cooked in an oven?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Since microwaves cook from the insides out, it is harder to tell exactly when something like raw chicken is fully cooked, esp from frozen. The oven allows a more even, consistant way of cooking, and makes the outside crispy. More people know how to cook in an oven than a microwave.
Chances are, someone cooked the chicken in an old microwave whose power levels were different, at the chicken and got food poisoning b/c it wasn't cooked all the way. So to cover their butts, the chicken company stresses cooking in the oven to 165 (safe temp) b/c conventional ovens typically run the same.Source(s): I'm a chef... who also got sick off of undercooked chicken (not from these though) Not a fun experience...
- Anonymous1 decade ago
It is better when cooked in the oven. Microwaving it just makes it warm and mushy.