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waffilyversati1e Sat 20-Jun-15 14:13:38

Cooked a load of chicken drumsticks last night but I forgot to put them in the fridge til this morning... should I eat them or bin them?

StarlingMurmuration Sat 20-Jun-15 14:15:13

How warm is your kitchen? How hot was it last night where you live?

waffilyversati1e Sat 20-Jun-15 14:16:30

Ummm well there's no heating in there yet so not boiling. It was about 18 I think?

PotOfYoghurt Sat 20-Jun-15 14:18:17

I would bin them.

Possibly not if it was the middle of winter and Russia.

With chicken I wouldn't risk it.

WalterShite Sat 20-Jun-15 14:19:22

Eat them. I left a cooked chicken from Morissons out overnight and it was fine.

CycleChic Sat 20-Jun-15 14:20:01

Chicken is not one of the ones to be laid back about I'm afraid sad bin them and mourn the loss

Rattitude Sat 20-Jun-15 14:20:55

I would eat them. The chicken has been cooked and the ambient temperature was not that high.

StarlingMurmuration Sat 20-Jun-15 14:25:13

I probably wouldn't eat them, tbh.

gamerchick Sat 20-Jun-15 14:27:33

Last night till this morning I would use them.

AuntyMag10 Sat 20-Jun-15 14:44:37

I definitely wouldn't eat it.

contractor6 Sat 20-Jun-15 14:55:14

Not if your in the south east was too hot last night. Chicken poisoning is horrid

grumpyoldlady Sat 20-Jun-15 15:13:28

We regularly leave the remains of a roast chicken out, as it won't fit in the fridge. Never had a problem, I would absolutely eat it.

EatDessertFirst Sat 20-Jun-15 15:49:16

Don't eat it. Bin it immediately. No question.

TheBobbinIsWound Sat 20-Jun-15 15:55:45

Bin them.

BettyCatKitten Sat 20-Jun-15 15:57:27

I'd bin them.

mrsfuzzy Sat 20-Jun-15 16:01:20

those who would eat it have been lucky never to have food poisoning, only had it once and never realised you could feel so ill and not die, nasty ! i'd def bin.

Alambil Sat 20-Jun-15 16:11:42

I'd reheat and eat them but them I also east reheated rice grin

limitedperiodonly Sat 20-Jun-15 16:25:22

I'd eat them.

I don't understand people's fear of chicken. Fuck off great big Golden Eagle yes. Or a chicken armed with an Uzi.

Rattitude Sat 20-Jun-15 16:51:08

I have had food poisoning before but never with something I had prepared myself.

Raw or insufficiently cooked chicken, yes, be careful, but cooked chicken? I doubt there is any greater risk than with any other cooked meat.

I think that if you are unsure about eating something and start a thread about it, then you will end up binning it as you are more likely to be convinced by other posters who are extremely (excessively?) safety-conscious.

EatDessertFirst Sat 20-Jun-15 17:00:25

Its not about home-cooked vs store-bought. Its about food being kept at a dangerous temperature for a prolonged period of time. Anything between fridge temperature and about 62 degrees celcius is prime bacteria incubating temperature. A lot of food poisoning bacteria double in numbers every twenty minutes. Cooked chicken left at room temperature for hours is about as dangerous as it gets.

Anyone that contemplates eating it is pretty dim. Food poisoning kills people.

UnspecialSnowflake Sat 20-Jun-15 17:05:12

I'd bin it, it's not worth the risk.

Fluffyears Sat 20-Jun-15 17:15:13

I cooked chicken then left it overnight to cool before putting in fridge. I thought you weren't meant to put hot food into the fridge??

BabyMurloc Sat 20-Jun-15 17:18:20

I would definately bin it.

Rattitude Sat 20-Jun-15 17:20:22

Fluffy, you are doing fine. No need to change your approach. smile

totty12mum Sat 20-Jun-15 18:03:14

We'd eat it. Leave stuff to cool overnight all the time

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