I have chicken that's been marinating in the fridge since last Wednesday (5 days). I cut it up into chunks while it was still frozen, threw it in the marinade & it's been there ever since. My husband wants to eat it tonight & he says it's OK to eat because it's been sitting in a salty/vinegary marinade so no bacteria could grow in there. He said it might be either be too tough, or too mushy but he thinks it's still edible.
Would you cook it?
Answer by ohwrite at 4:59 PM on Jun. 18, 2012
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 4:59 PM on Jun. 18, 2012
Answer by ohwrite at 5:15 PM on Jun. 18, 2012
According to the USDA "Poultry can be refrigerated for up to 2 days in a marinade. For easy cleanup, use food-grade plastic bags for marinating and discard the bags afterwards. Food-grade plastic, stainless steel, or glass containers may also be used to marinate food. Cover poultry while marinating it in the refrigerator. Don't use marinade from raw poultry as a sauce unless it is boiled first to destroy bacteria. If stuffing poultry, marinate the poultry first. Cook immediately after stuffing."
Here's the link. You do have to scroll down the page about halfway to find the quote above. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Poultry_Basting_Brining_Marinating/index.asp
Answer by ohwrite at 5:20 PM on Jun. 18, 2012
Answer by kimigogo at 5:35 PM on Jun. 18, 2012
Answer by Melbornj at 6:01 PM on Jun. 18, 2012
Answer by kimigogo at 7:17 PM on Jun. 18, 2012
Answer by momto2boys973 at 7:28 PM on Jun. 18, 2012