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I have to chuck this chicken don't I?

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ohmyeyebettymartin Sun 18-Oct-15 08:48:23

I roasted a chicken last Sunday, we ate most of it, leftovers went in a sealed container in the fridge.

Due to unforeseen circumstances we didn't get to eat the leftovers. It's way too late to be safe now, isn't it? sad

I feel so guilty as it seems like such a waste, but I don't want to risk food poisoning. AIBU to chuck it?

Mintyy Sun 18-Oct-15 08:49:16

Yes, chuck it.

Georgethesecond Sun 18-Oct-15 08:49:37

Chuck it.

VocationalGoat Sun 18-Oct-15 08:49:53

Oh yes. Chuck it.

grassroots Sun 18-Oct-15 08:50:25

Definitely chuck it.

bustraintram Sun 18-Oct-15 08:53:38

I would say smell it and if it's ok then it's ok! Maybe boil it into a soup so it is cooked?

wowfudge Sun 18-Oct-15 09:05:21

It'll smell off or be mouldy if it's past it.

Oysterbabe Sun 18-Oct-15 09:08:11

I personally wouldn't eat week old chicken and I'm generally pretty chilled about such things.

ChewlipsFromHamsterDan Sun 18-Oct-15 09:10:38

Eww, I honestly wouldn't give it to the dog.

WitchWay Sun 18-Oct-15 09:22:00

A week is a bit too long. If you have a cat they will love it!

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 18-Oct-15 09:28:15

chuck. it!!!

Mermaidhair Sun 18-Oct-15 09:40:40

My cat wouldn't eat it. 1 week is way to long, throw it out.

coconutpie Sun 18-Oct-15 09:45:27

Bin it!

OfficeGirl1969 Sun 18-Oct-15 09:49:08

The cats are my acid test. I offer a little of anything I'm suspicious about and if they eat it then I'll go for it. Hasn't failed me in 46 years....but I think chicken after a week is pushing it even by my standards.......

WitchWay Sun 18-Oct-15 09:56:53

My cats would definitely eat it

DamsonInDistress Sun 18-Oct-15 10:13:07

Five days is my limit for cooked, chilled chicken and I eat anything. Seven days? No.

PUGaLUGS Sun 18-Oct-15 10:14:06

Bin it!

SlaggyIsland Sun 18-Oct-15 10:18:19

OfficeGirl that's brave! I thought cats had a carnivore's digestive system ie much shorter than ours so can cope much better with gone-off stuff. Still, if it works for you smile

LadyLonely1 Sun 18-Oct-15 10:24:33

last Sunday? Off course chuck it.

afreshstartplease Sun 18-Oct-15 10:25:43

Yuck surely it's time for a new chicken

Notimefortossers Sun 18-Oct-15 10:29:24

YABU to even ask . . .yes! Of course chuck it!

Mynameismummy Sun 18-Oct-15 10:31:32

It's really not worth the food poisoning..... Chuck it out.

Bunbaker Sun 18-Oct-15 10:35:45

"I would say smell it and if it's ok then it's ok! Maybe boil it into a soup so it is cooked?"

No, no, no hmm

Chuck it. The maximum recommended time is 3 - 4 days, not 7 days.

catfordbetty Sun 18-Oct-15 10:41:09

I agree, smell is not a totally reliable way of telling if something is off. I'd definitely bin this chicken and wouldn't bother feeling guilty either.

Aeroflotgirl Sun 18-Oct-15 10:46:57

Chicken is really dodgy, no chuck it, yuck, not worth D&V for a week, even reading it is making mu tummy funny envy

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