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Is my chicken soup safe to eat? I make chicken soup often, and usually the broth is clear with a yellowish color. Today, it is thick and cloudy. Is it safe to eat? The chicken I used seemed fine - no odor or discoloration. The only other items in the soup are vegetables which were also fine.

Thanks.

asked by Bec3 over 7 years ago

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Greenstuff
Greenstuff

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added over 7 years ago

Maybe you let it boil on too hot a heat. It doesn't render it unsafe.

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nutcakes
added over 7 years ago

Should be fine, I agree that boiling instead of lazy simmer may be the cause. I'd chill it and defat it, then strain it through cheesecloth to remove any particles.

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HenrysMom
added over 7 years ago

Is the soup cold when it's thick? If so, this just means your stock has a lot of gelatin in it from the skin and bones of the chicken. When heated it returns to liquid but has a lovely texture or mouthfeel (not a fan of that word but it is useful here!).

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