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To think I've poisoned my family????

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CandyApple1995 · 02/12/2019 17:23

I was in a rush to make tea, and am very sleep deprived today, so I hastily chucked 5 chicken breasts in the oven. When I read the packaging later it said to sear them first!!! They were in the oven for around 50 minutes and looked cooked. Someone please put my mind at ease!?

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MereDintofPandiculation · 02/12/2019 17:50

Yes, searing has nothing to do with cooking for food safety. It's intented to stop the fat oozing and leave the meat more tender. Never rely on "looking cooked" - on a whole chicken jab a knife into the deep flesh around the thigh and see whether the juices run clear (cooked) or pink (needs longer). On smaller pieces, you can slice a piece and see whetehr the centre is cooked or translucent (not cooked).

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