It’s not safe to thaw a turkey at room temperature or to cook a still frozen turkey. In this video, you’ll learn three safe and easy ways to thaw or defrost a frozen turkey. First, see the slow thaw method, which is done in the refrigerator and requires three days for a 15-pound turkey. The medium thaw method involves thawing the turkey completely submerged in cold water. With this method, a 15-pound turkey thaws in seven to eight hours. And finally, see the fastest way to thaw your turkey: in the microwave. We’ll show you how to prepare it for microwaving and how to clean up your kitchen after you’ve put the bird in the oven. Find top-rated recipes for Thanksgiving Roast Turkey.