Originally Posted by Chef Munky
It's 49 degrees now. They're squishy to the touch. Still cold.
Took them out at 8pm last night. It was a warm night. They are all natural chickens. No added injections if that helps. I can't believe I left them out like that. And a little more miffed that the men in my house didn't catch that for me and take care of it!
I'd normally defrost them in the fridge. Meant to last night. Chicken is cheap. I'd rather be safe them sorry later.
Thank you for the help
Well, even if I assume the time on your post is EST and subtract 3 hours for California, it appears you left them out for about 15 hours. It is hard to believe that they have not been above 40 degrees for at least 6 or seven hours. Way too long to be safe from Staph toxin, which is highly heat stable.
I wouldn't take a chance on this.