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I can't re-heat this, can I?

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Fluffiest Sat 31-Mar-18 18:08:22

I made a chorizo and chickpea casserole tonight and in an effort to use up some food I had in the fridge, I threw in some chicken scraps from a chicken that I roasted on Wednesday.

It seemed genius in the moment but now DH has reminded me that I can't re-heat the casserole tomorrow now because the chicken has been heated twice.

He's right, isn't he? I am so annoyed at myself because I made loads of casserole to last us two days.

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MsHippo Sat 31-Mar-18 19:51:17

I suppose it's against official advice, but I definitely would and have done this!

Shalva1970 Sat 31-Mar-18 19:52:57

I would reheat.

ScattyCharly Sat 31-Mar-18 19:53:02

I definitely would not. It is horrible to have a stomach illness.

PattiStanger Sat 31-Mar-18 19:53:38

I would eat it, tbh I don't even know which bit of what you've done is wrong

MacNcheese87 Sat 31-Mar-18 19:54:04

I would. As long as it was properly stored and hadn't been left at room temperature for longer than an hour. (Official advice is 2 hours)

It's against official advice but as long as it's piping hot, and all the other protocols had been followed, I would heat once more.

Solasum Sat 31-Mar-18 19:55:12

I would eat it.

MsHomeSlice Sat 31-Mar-18 19:58:29

I would, without a second thought, the only exception would be if it was a pre roasted shop chicken....which you say it isn't.

Fluffiest Sat 31-Mar-18 20:44:04

Thanks Mumsnetters, I think I will risk a bowl for myself tomorrow. DH won't touch it.

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Bluesheep8 Sun 01-Apr-18 08:39:27

Yep I'd reheat and eat too. Aren't we encouraged to make soup with leftover chicken? I do this all the time and that's reheated.. .

SluttyButty Sun 01-Apr-18 09:34:15

I made that a few weeks ago too and it got a couple of reheats because I made enough for the entire town I made rather a lot.
I'm very antiwaste so reheat stuff all the time.

LineysInTheSand Sun 01-Apr-18 09:38:14

I re- re-heat stuff all the time. As long as you really nuke it to kill any bacteria, it's fine.

ShowOfHands Sun 01-Apr-18 09:47:49

I wouldn't do it. Chicken you only reheat once.

Bluesheep8 Sun 01-Apr-18 11:35:30

But if you can't/shouldn't reheat chicken, how did anyone ever make anything like chicken soup or chicken pie or curry with leftovers from a roast? I'm really confused as I make things like this with leftover roast meat all the time...does the same go for turkey? As we gave boxing day curry with reheated turkey every year!confused

MrsPnut Sun 01-Apr-18 11:38:11

I would and have with no ill effects. I regularly make dishes with leftover roast chicken and then reheat them again for lunch the next day.

I have only ever had food poisoning from a ready meal.

gingercat02 Sun 01-Apr-18 11:47:43

I would reheat and eat it but I wouldn't freeze it (I know you didn't ask that OP) but those are my rules

AtleastitsnotMonday Sun 01-Apr-18 13:23:36

Bluesheep8 it’s ok to reheat once but you can’t then do it again.

Bluesheep8 Sun 01-Apr-18 15:55:42

Ah ok, thanks for clarifying that, I was beginning to think I've somehow narrowly escaped poisoning people! So what you're saying is, if I make curry out of leftover roast chicken, I shouldn't (in theory) reheat the curry the day after that? (I think it's likely that I've done this before now though).....

AgentProvocateur Sun 01-Apr-18 15:56:46

I reheat and reheat... You’ll be fine

Icklepickle101 Sun 01-Apr-18 15:56:56

In theory Blue but I’ve definitely done it and not died

whatareyoueatingNOW Sun 01-Apr-18 18:43:58

I'd eat it.

If it's only okay to reheat once- how do you work out stock? Cooked chicken carcass, bones and shredded meat- heated to make stock- then cooled and used as soup/ risotto/ pie base etc. I often make the stock , portion into three and freeze two- so by the time it's eaten it will have been cooked, cooled, cooked, cooled, frozen and then cooked again. That's the best way to use up a whole chicken no? Fifteen years I've doing that and I'm not dead yet

Iamagreyhoundhearmeroar Sun 01-Apr-18 18:46:58

No. Any other meat, probably, but not chicken.

Bluesheep8 Mon 02-Apr-18 07:20:36

Yep, I've reheated chicken more than twice far too many times to remember over the years. So did my mum. I honestly didn't know you weren't supposed to!

eurochick Mon 02-Apr-18 07:54:26

It's against advice but I'd eat it if you boiled the crap out of it when reheating.

BedtimeTea Mon 02-Apr-18 07:58:17

I would reheat chicken, as mentioned leftovers often used in pies and other recipes, but I wouldn't eat chicken after day 3. However dh would eat it on day 4.

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