Chicken recipe, need advice please?

I am making this for dinner tonight, but my chicken is frozen. can i just bake the chicken in the oven from frozen and then cut the chicken up and continue with the recipe? or is there any quick way to thaw it so i can cut it up like it calls for? # 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces #... show more I am making this for dinner tonight, but my chicken is frozen. can i just bake the chicken in the oven from frozen and then cut the chicken up and continue with the recipe? or is there any quick way to thaw it so i can cut it up like it calls for?

# 2 lbs boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
# 1-2 tablespoon olive oil
# 1 garlic clove, crushed
# 1/4 teaspoon ginger
# 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
# 1/4 cup apple juice
# 1/3 cup light brown sugar
# 2 tablespoons ketchup
# 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
# 1/2 cup water
# 1/3 cup soy sauce
Directions

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Heat oil in a large skillet.
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Add chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned.
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Remove chicken.
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Add remaining ingredients, heating over medium Heat until well mixed and dissolved.
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Add chicken and bring to a hard boil.
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Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
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Serve over hot rice and ENJOY.
Update: it is a 3lb bag of chicken, if i thaw it in the sink, how long will it take?
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