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How long is chicken good once it's brined?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I've got a dilemma ... want to smoke a chicken for a co-worker but am afraid it may be too old to smoke. Here's the timetable:

Bought 3 chix on Tuesday and brined all 3 overnight on Tuesday and smoked 2 of the 3 chix on Wednesday. The 3rd was rinsed and wrapped in foil, placed back into the fridge.

Am I safe to smoke it today or is past it's prime to be cooked? eek.gifconfused.gif
post #2 of 7
I would think it would be fine/ Sniff it, lol. Sometimes the salt in the brine reacts to foil though.
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
I did give it a whiff and it smelled ok - like the brine ... hmm ...
post #4 of 7
Smoke it! chix I would think would have a real foul smell..hee hee if it was passed prime time...
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k
post #5 of 7
You will know after ya smoke it laurel, if it wen't bad it will stink sumtin awful, I would think ya'd be alright. But ifin yer concerned, toss it, cause ya don't wanna make anybody sick.

Had some bad birds once, found out after the smoke, they rode back ta the store strapped ta the bumper a the jeep cause ya couldn't stand the stink!
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the tips so far .... after pulling back the skin to apply some rub the texture of the meat was really pasty ... yuck ... so I tossed it. Don't want to jeopardize my co-workers (and possible future business) from getting ill due to a guess on my part ...
post #7 of 7
good call laurel-when in doubt toss out- chicken is cheap.
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