How long to bake chicken when it’s frozen will depend on the size of the pieces you’re cooking. In general, plan on baking your chicken for about 50% longer than it would take if it were thawed. For example, since the average chicken breast takes 20 to 30 minutes to bake in a 350-degree oven, frozen chicken breasts should take between 30 and 45 minutes.
Here are a few tips for cooking chicken from frozen to meet the guidelines for cooking chicken safely:
- Make sure that the chicken is in separate pieces, not frozen together in one big chunk.
- Don’t cook frozen chicken in the microwave or in a slow cooker. It won’t cook quickly and evenly enough to prevent bacterial growth.