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Cooking chicken question...

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CoffeeMum Fri 30-Sep-11 16:13:22

Am I okay to cook a curry with fresh chicken for the children at 5pm, leave it on the hob, and heat it through again for the grown ups at 7.30pm-8pm?

Thanks in advance smile

NormaStanleyFletcher Fri 30-Sep-11 16:14:37

Yes. Why would it not be?

MartyrStewart Fri 30-Sep-11 16:15:27

Fine, What time do you want me round? grin

Paschaelina Fri 30-Sep-11 16:16:18

Yum. It'll be even better when you reheat it.

NormaStanleyFletcher Fri 30-Sep-11 16:18:05

I think leaving raw chicken hanging around would be a prob . Cooked should be fine.

Paschaelina Fri 30-Sep-11 16:29:13

Basically, if you cook it properly first time, then let it cool, as long as its properly heated through til its piping hot the second time it will kill any bugs that have had time to accumulate. On a cooler day I would probably be ok leaving it covered overnight and thoroughly reheating it the next day.

CoffeeMum Fri 30-Sep-11 16:30:54

Thanks all - i'm never very confident with the whole food hygiene rules thing - i was 99% sure it was okay, but thought i'd better check as i don't want to poison my guests! wink

MartyrStewart grin

Right, let's get cooking...

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