Accidentally left chicken broth out overnight: pitch it?
- mschow Jul 25, 2011 10:42 AM
Made the broth yesterday from poaching chichen breasts. I was going to freeze it but overlooked it on the counter until this morning. Should I pitch it? I'm in NJ and it's been really hot here; though the temp in my house is kept around 73 or so. I think it should go, but wonder what others think.
No. Don't toss it.
After living in Guatemala for a year in a climate that makes the current US heatwave seem like December in the Alps ... seriously ... I could leave coffee on the counter in the morning and it would stay piping hot all day ... people never refrigerated soup or broth ... or actually chickken. Not one person got sick.
I'd say if you didn't die from the chicken breast, you won't die from the broth.
I admit I continue to have my American knee-jerk reaction back in the USA and shun the soup my husband and kids leave on the stove for a day or two. However, I would have starved if I did that when trappedi... um, living ... in Guatemala
Everyone just reheats the broth and ... buen provcho
Keep it. I also recommend you search out and read Sam F's "Magic House" thread and its progeny.