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Jan 25, 2009 02:40 PM

Can I rescue undercooked chicken?

I roasted a chicken last night to make chicken pot pie. When I took it out to shred it today, some of the breast meat was not fully cooked. Can I rescue it by re-heating the already shredded chicken in the broth to bring it up to temp./fully cooking it? Does the fact that it sat overnight in this state matter? Opinions welcome. Thanks!

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  1. I think re-cooking it in the broth or nuking the undercooked bits would work out fine. I think the overnight factor shouldn't matter. Happy pot-pie! Adam

    1. Food safety experts would caution against it. Partial cooking may allow surviving bacteria to grow overnight.

      1. I just got over a serious bout of salmonella from an undercooked chicken. Normally, I'm pretty cavalier about this stuff but after that I'd recommend against it.

        It is not worth even the chance of what I went through to save a little money/time.

          1. 2 for 2 against......NOW what?