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I made a batch of 3 cup chicken and left it out on the counter overnight because I had no thai basil to finish the dish. The nest day after I added t

the basil and reheated the dish, the chicken had dried out. It was nothing like the first batch I had made which was succulent and delicious. It is in the refrigerator now. Is there anything I can do to revive this dish now? I really don't want to throw it out. HELP! Any helpful ideas?

asked by Helen Drezner 4 months ago
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Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added 4 months ago

No cooked food should EVER be left on the counter overnight. Throw it out. It's better to lose it than to get sick eating it.

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added 4 months ago

I would not toss it - I would add a little of whatever liquid was used for cooking, cover the pan and reheat slowly.

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PHIL is a trusted home cook.

added 4 months ago

i wouldn't eat any food , especially chicken that was left out overnight. If it is dried out there is not much you can do to save it anyway.

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June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added 4 months ago

No food is safe to eat after it has been left out all night. Some folks are foolish enough to risk food poisoning, and it probably won't kill you, but why chance it? Penny wise and pound foolish.

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amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added 4 months ago

Only helpful idea: don't do it (especially with chicken.) Dryness could well be the least of your problems if you eat it after that long unrefrigerated.

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