Two days ago, after I seasoned my chicken breasts I stuffed them with smoked turkey slices (not a fan of ham) and some mozzarella cheese (don't have swiss). I battered them with flour, seasoned egg, and bread crumbs. I also made another batch with panko. I baked them in the oven for 35 minutes. Then, I put them in the freezer after I left them to cool.
Today I wanted to fry them. The batter was almost gonna burn, I even tried to start frying with less heat but the chicken and filling was still very cold in the center. This recipe was successful when I fried the chicken right away without freezing before. What can I do to defrost fast without having to leave it in the fridge over night? Is there a way to cook the chicken thoroughly in the fryer?
And I have the same question for home made burger patties. How can I thaw big batches fast? Putting them in water seems inconvenient for me as I like to season my meat when forming it rather than on the fryer. I sometimes also fill with cheese in the middle (the kids like the surprise!).