I screwed up....
1 hour into cooking my honey chicken, I accidentally unplugged my crockpot. It sat on my counter for over an hour before I noticed. I couldn't find my digital thermometer, but the sauce it was sitting in was warm to the touch not hot. I have since turned it on high. Do you guys think it's safe to eat?
Hi Warmheart -
I note that your first post is 21 minutes ago. So 1.21 hours ago then ?
Crockpot originally on low, medium, or high setting ?
Chicken: how well thawed it was when you started ?
If it looked raw to you, then I would cook it more, perhaps in a separate pan, or a microwave.
The sauce you cooked it in may have been warm as you note, but not necessarily the chicken. I know this may differ from the others, but unless the chicken were cooking for many hours, being more of a dense object in the cooker, both should be hot and not just the sauce.
Overnight, no way... but one hour? That's no longer than people leave stuff sitting on the counter without even thinking about it. I'm sure it's just fine...