How long should a 13 pound turkey be defrosted?
Usually a turkey of this size can take up to 3 days to safely defrost in the refrigerator.
Poultry, turkey or chicken, is cooked 20 min. per pound. Multiply the number of pounds by 20 min. It is best to only cook defrosted poultry. Semi-frozen poultry will not cook evenly. If cooked for the number hours/min. per pound chances are the interior of a semi- frozen chicken or turkey will still be frozen while the outside is cooked.