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Old 04-26-2006, 08:33 PM   #1
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Chicken Stock Well Being

Ok, my absent mindedness has kicked in again! Dang it!!! I made some chicken stock and strained it into a container and set on the counter top to cool a bit. Next day, still sittin on the counter top. Can it be saved? Can I boil it again to kill bacteria or is it down the drain????

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Old 04-26-2006, 08:42 PM   #2
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Sattie,
I hate to say this, but, were it me, it would be gone..I'd be afraid to use it. Better safe than sorry.

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Old 04-26-2006, 08:49 PM   #3
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Sattie,
I hate to say this, but, were it me, it would be gone..I'd be afraid to use it. Better safe than sorry.

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I worked so hard on it!!!! But I fear that you are correct. I was hoping there would be some sort of magic chicken dust or something. Thank you for your response.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:03 PM   #4
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did it sit covered or uncovered?? covered I might give it a boil for 5 min. uncovered??? hmmm...I'd sniff it, boil it, give it a little taste and if it seemed ok? chill it and freeze it or make soup right away.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:11 PM   #5
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I would not take a chance at all. Past 4 hours in the danger zone and you are playing with fire.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:46 PM   #6
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It was covered, and for some reason I like playing with fire. I was a pyromaniac as a kid! I appreciate the responses and I think the consensus is to ditch the "ye ol chicken stock". As much as I hate to, I can't help but hear the "better safe than sorry" credo in my head as I lay miserably in my bed because I just had to save the stock!!!

I still can't resist entertaining the question that if you boil something, would that not in fact kill anything living on the boil-ee? Just so there are no misconceptions, I am not keeping the stock!
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I still can't resist entertaining the question that if you boil something, would that not in fact kill anything living on the boil-ee?
Nope, some nasties can survive boiling, just as some can survive freezing and some can survive anaerobic environments.
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Nope, some nasties can survive boiling, just as some can survive freezing and some can survive anaerobic environments.
Very true now that u mention it. Thanks GB, you are a wealth of info!!!
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My pleasure. I am just glad you decided to pitch it. I know that must have been hard to do though. I have done things like that before and it is so tempting to take your chances.
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Old 04-26-2006, 09:56 PM   #10
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This is a definite 'throw it out' situation.

It's easy to say,"Throw it out to be on the safe side.", and that bothers me because you waste a lot of good food that way.

This does NOT fall into that category. Toss it!
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