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One of those stupid 'would this be safe to eat ' threads

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Pikachuwithyourmouthclosed · 24/06/2017 06:07

Raw chicken drumsticks.

Roasted. Oven turned off. Everyone forgot about them and they remained in the oven as it cooled.

Discovered when the oven was turned on 24 hours later. Now sizzling hot and smelling great.

Ambient temperature of the house 19 degrees or under.

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Zampa · 24/06/2017 06:09

I'd eat them ... But probably not at 6am!

HipsterRaccoon · 24/06/2017 06:13

I wouldn't, sorry.

Pikachuwithyourmouthclosed · 24/06/2017 06:13

Haha - southern hemisphere here. It's dinner time (and winter - so not warm in the house).

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Iwasjustabouttosaythat · 24/06/2017 06:19

Noooooo. Just imagine the 6-8 hours (+) holding your belly in pain, the fever, the chills, the malaise, and that awful decision about which side of you needs to be facing the toilet. Don't do it.

Embarrassedatsoftplay · 24/06/2017 06:26


(Learnt experience)

Iwasjustabouttosaythat · 24/06/2017 06:30

Did you do it???

Zampa · 24/06/2017 06:33

Ah! Time zone confusion!

Would definitely eat them for supper whilst acknowledging the small risk. However, I am currently pregnant so wouldn't be eating them just in case.

Asmoto · 24/06/2017 06:39

Hmm. If they're sizzling hot that should have killed off any bacteria but I'd guess there was still a small risk. Smelling OK is a good sign - chicken is notorious for stinking when it's off - I still remember 30 years after the event when my parents put a chicken in to roast that had somehow gone off - the stink when they opened the oven had everyone running off to boak Envy < not envy.

I suppose it depends whether you're prepared to take the small risk of (v. nasty) food poisoning - bearing in mind that there's a small risk when you eat pretty much any meat that you've bought, as you can't be sure what's happened to it during production and in the shop.

luckylucky24 · 24/06/2017 06:51

No. If they were in the oven AS it heated then they would have taken longer to cook which put them at more risk. If you had zapped them in mircrowave I would have considered it.

Intransige · 24/06/2017 06:54

Not chicken. Lots of other things yes, but not chicken. Birds are dirty things.

PurpleWithRed · 24/06/2017 07:07

Yup, happily.

Pikachuwithyourmouthclosed · 24/06/2017 08:43

We didn't eat the chicken. We ummed and ahhed about it for so long that all the thoughts of food poisoning sort of put us off. I think it would probably have been absolutely fine. Oh well. What a bloody waste of food :(

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