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chicken in buttermilk.......my recipe calls for chicken to be soaked in buttermilk over night.

due to a family crisis the chicken is still in the buttermilk....going on 48 hours....I'm assuming throw it out or is buttermilk somewhat of a preservative? Thank you!

asked by bamcnamara 5 months ago

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creamtea
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added 5 months ago

has it been refrigerated? If so I don't think it needs tossing from a point of view of safety. The texture however may be affected.

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Lori Terwilliger
added 5 months ago

Your chicken is still safe, providing it's been in the refrigerator. However, it's going to be kind of mushy when cooked. Buttermilk is acidic, which will have been breaking down the fibers of the meat. It's used to tenderize meat, as well as to help it hold liquid. I'd go ahead and cook it, but be prepared for more of a chicken mush than usual. Maybe chicken salad material?? I don't think you will care for it fried.

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Exbruxelles
added 5 months ago

I've done this. The chicken's going to be fine, even fried.

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Sam1148
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added 5 months ago

I've done 3 nights before and it was very good. Some recipes even call for such long times: https://boingboing.net/2015/02/11/how-to-make-the-absolute-best.html

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