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What’s happened to my soup?

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DarkHumour Sat 21-Dec-19 14:05:10

Can someone please help? I’ve just put diced raw chicken (previously frozen), rice and 3 stock cubes in a pot, with boiling water to make soup. It’s now simmering and looks curdled for some reason? Does it need binned? I’ve just checked and the stock cubes are out of date, so I’m wondering if they’re the culprit. I can’t believe I’m actually failing at making blooming soup! Any advice? I’m thinking give up perhaps! confused

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DarkHumour Sat 21-Dec-19 14:52:51

Oh well...didn’t think it could be saved anyway. Time to bin it I think.

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BayandBlonde Sat 21-Dec-19 15:01:05

It's because you put chicken raw chicken into a pot of boiling water. It would have been better to seal it first.

Spices last for years past their use by date and wouldn't curdle water

DarkHumour Sat 21-Dec-19 21:21:48

Ah thank you. Will try again in the morning, this time cooking the chicken first.

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Nottalotta Sat 21-Dec-19 21:23:21

You didn't need to bin it. Its not curdled.

DarkHumour Sat 21-Dec-19 21:56:27

@ Nottalotta Unfortunately I did bin it. I knew there was no reason to think it would actually be unsafe to eat, given the chicken looked fine before it was added, but I think I just panicked.

I have actually made chicken and rice soup before using raw meat without issue. I’ll play it safe tomorrow by following a basic online recipe. Feel really silly for throwing it away now. If it was any other time of the year, I’m sure common sense would have prevailed blush.

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Ilovemyshoppingtrolley Sat 21-Dec-19 21:59:29

I find that if I put chicken in flour and quickly fry it off before cooking it in soup or stew otherwise it looks disgusting - kind of powdery looking and not at all appetising.

MustardScreams Sat 21-Dec-19 22:00:45

It’s just the fat and the protein from uncooked chicken separating it’s not curdled.

No need to chuck!

DarkHumour Sat 21-Dec-19 22:13:35

@ Ilovemyshoppingtrolley That’s exactly how it looked. Although I feel really silly for chucking it, had I persevered with it, I doubt I would have enjoyed the end result, knowing how grim it looked in the first place.

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