left raw chicken soaking in water on the counter for 3 hours is it safe to use?
- deniseLv 79 months ago
It should be ok, drain it well and pat it dry with kitchen towels.
Was there a reason why you were soaking it in water?
- Nikki PLv 79 months ago
If the chicken was frozen when you put it in the water then I would not see a problem using it.
If it was refrigerated I would question it.
If it was refrigerated I would also wonder why you felt the need to put it in water.
So logic tells me this was frozen so I would go ahead and cook it
- IvaBLv 59 months ago
I think the chicken may be safe to cook if it soaked in cold water ? I'm wondering what was the point of soaking the chicken in water anyway ? Were you defrosting it ? Brineing it ? You didn't say what was the reason was.I guess it is safe to eat though.
- D JLv 79 months ago
If you cook it properly & to a high enough temperature. You should not soak chicken. If you need to thaw it, do so in the refrigerator.
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- curtisports2Lv 79 months ago
Perfectly safe to use immediately. Next time you do it, put some sea salt or kosher salt in the water. It's called brining. You'll be surprised at how less-dry the meat will be.
It's better to do it overnight in the fridge, but three hours isn't going to be a problem, and if the chicken is frozen, 5-6 hours is okay.
- tedLv 59 months ago
It is okay to cook it
- Pearl LLv 79 months ago
i wouldnt use it if youre not sure
- 9 months ago
it should be, depending on the temperature of your house. If you think it is too hot, I wouldn't
- PearlLv 79 months ago
if youre not sure i wouldnt use it
- KTJoeLv 79 months ago
Safe also think how chicken is sold in stores an open display not a freezer.