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Chicken soup left outside for 6 hours- yes or no?

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winnybella Tue 05-Jul-11 17:22:50

Chicken only half covered by soup (basically boiled the whole chicken with veg ). Forgot about it and left it for approx. 6 hours on the side before putting it back in the fridge. It was quite warm yesterday, temp in the kitchen definitely over 20 degrees. Not worried as much about the stock as about the chicken that was sticking out iyswim.

Would you eat it today? Would you give it your dc?

whippet Tue 05-Jul-11 17:24:49

Nope I wouldn't I'm afraid. I made a chicken casserole and left it out (by accident) for about 6-7 hours. We ate it and came down with horrible food poisoning blush.

I just woudn't risk it with chicken.

ivykaty44 Tue 05-Jul-11 17:26:05

did it rain in this time- if no then fine, if yes then tip away down the sink.

winnybella Tue 05-Jul-11 17:28:06

No, sorry, didn't leave it outside, left it on the worktop.

SoupDragon Tue 05-Jul-11 17:30:39

No, I wouldn't risk it.

Awomancalledhorse Tue 05-Jul-11 17:38:11

I'd eat it. I like to live life on the edge grin
I leave all my meat dishes in the oven/on the side overnight to cool down enough to go in the fridge & am yet to have food poisoning.

winnybella Tue 05-Jul-11 18:24:26

That's encouraging, Awomancalledhorse.


tkband3 Tue 05-Jul-11 18:26:53

I wouldn't eat it - I don't take risks with chicken.

ivykaty44 Tue 05-Jul-11 18:39:05

Don't take risks with chicken - they cross the road badly help them over grin

Cheria Wed 06-Jul-11 14:23:36

I have done it myself, same with leaving stuff in the oven to cool down. But I wouldn't dare feed it to anyone other than DH and myself, just in case.

uninspired Wed 06-Jul-11 21:28:30

ivykaty what is the significance of the rain?

MoreBeta Wed 06-Jul-11 21:29:41

No. Extreme risk of food poisoning.

MrMan Wed 06-Jul-11 21:32:30

Give some to the cat, if he is still standing after a few hours try it on DH next. If both survive give to DC grin

(animal lovers, I am kidding )

reastie Wed 06-Jul-11 21:34:44

No, I defo wouldn't

ivykaty44 Wed 06-Jul-11 23:39:15

the rain may not be clean - it depends where the rain has been before it got up there into that cloud - then if it rains in your dinner - well it maybe clean rain and it may be dirty rain.

if it is dirty rain then I would avoid eating any dinner that had been left outside, as the dirty rain may distort the taste of the chicken.

TheLaminator Fri 08-Jul-11 14:13:41

ivykaty44 - i think op meant OUT as in not IN the fridge, rather than outside. might be wrong tho?

I probably would eat it, lots of stuff gets left to cool, often over night in our house and we`ve had no gippy tums here.

kayah Fri 08-Jul-11 14:18:50

If your soup was covered I would eat it.

I assume that it was thoroughly cooked.

throckenholt Fri 08-Jul-11 14:20:23

As long as it was covered, and you thoroughly heat it through now I would eat it.

ivykaty44 Fri 08-Jul-11 20:13:27

I wouldn't eat it now - its Friday and you would be best not eating soup made on Monday that you did or didn't leave out in the rain, not sure on that point confused

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