Safe to eat this chicken that has been only partially cooked while I browned other pieces

I am making coq au vin. The chicken i bought was a little frozen. As I was prepping, I had the chicken on the counter. I then browned the chicken in batches, taking each out after 6 minutes or so total). So this chicken I realized sat unrefrig or half cooked for probably 45 minutes as I cooked each batch. Is this ok to eat?? THANK YOU

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Nancy March 6, 2023

Food safety regulations (for both commercial and home use) is to keep foods that need it frozen or refrigerated (at 40F or 4C).

Otherwise max 2 hours at room temp.

So I think you’re safe with the 45 minutes.
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