Did I ruin it???

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by steffpeck, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I have had a chicken soaking in salt water for about 24 hours in the fridge. I had planned on cooking it yesterday so I put it in the salt water yesterday afternoon to soak for a bit, and then our plans changed and it didn't get cooked yesterday. I didn't cover it with plastic wrap either (duh!!) so the top of it that is not in the water is quite red. Do you think it will still be ok to cook, or am I better off tossing it and starting over?
  2. andischickenfarm

    andischickenfarm Songster

    Jun 19, 2007
    N.E. Oklahoma
    If it was me, to be on the safe side, I would toss it. I hate to throw food out, but I don't want to be sick![​IMG]

  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    My rule of thumb..... When in Doubt...throw it out. Safe is better than sick.
  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Thanks. I will toss it and start over. I would hate to have for our 2nd try to be as bad or worse than our 1st try to eat our chicken. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2007
  5. chrissieg

    chrissieg Songster

    If it's been in the fridge I wouldn't worry - go ahead and cook it!
    I notice you salt your chickens before you cook them - is this the normal thing you do?

    Interesting, with store bought chickens as well?

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