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been marinating/curing jerky for almost a week...help

dougmays

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i made up a batch of "buffalo wing" chicken jerky....so i've been marinating thin sliced chicken in hot sauce, morton's TQ, worst. sauce, and other spices. i put the chicken in the fridge last thursday and with rain, being sick and other stuff going on i still haven't had a chance to smoke/dehydrate it. do you guys think its still ok to smoke and eat if i get it done tonight? been in the fridge for almost a week?  do i need to throw it away an start over?
 

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Let your wife taste a piece of it first and if she makes it to the next day without getting sick then your good to go !!!!!! Sorry I just could not help myself....


I really do not think that I would chance it with chicken if it were beef I would go for it...Chicken ??????? JMO If you have ever been sick from bad chicken then you would know why I say this...
 

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If we had amounts on those things, in particular the amount of TQ & the amount of chicken, and the total amount of liquid it is in, it would be easier to make a call, but with the info you gave, I have to agree with Roller (LOL---Except for Roller's testing method).

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Even with the TQ in it marinating chicken for that long?????? I dont think i would do it.

Chicken jerky marinate for 12 hrs then smoke, vac seal freeze for 2 months or eat it ASAP.
 

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Even with the TQ in it marinating chicken for that long?????? I dont think i would do it.

Chicken jerky marinate for 12 hrs then smoke, vac seal freeze for 2 months or eat it ASAP.

Depends on how much TQ. I have cured turkey breast with TQ for 5 days.

Mine was dry cured, but I'm sure you could brine cure chicken with the proper amount of TQ or cure #1.

That's why I asked for the amounts of each.

If Doug just threw a little of this & a little of that in-----I'd toss it.

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If you followed the directions from the back of the TQ bag to the letter  the chicken is probably safe to eat .

 But also since it's strips ,if you followed the directions it will probably be to salty to eat.
 

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If you followed the directions from the back of the TQ bag to the letter  the chicken is probably safe to eat .

 But also since it's strips ,if you followed the directions it will probably be to salty to eat.
Yup, I was thinking about that, and wouldn't doubt that either.

So it would either be unsafe, unsafe & too salty, or safe & too salty. No winners there.

Might as well just chuck it!

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Chuck it....

If you decide to go for it I would fry a piece and taste it because it may be too salty as others have pointed out

USDA ON CHICKEN
 

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I buy chicken tenders and marinade them for 5 to 7 days in the bottom of the fridge, and do them with no problems.

I do use jerky kits from Cabelas and other, complete with cure and I do weigh the meat to have the right amount for the cure.

I have 7.5 pounds in the fridge now for doing mid week, I live alone and am not home through the day so my fridge stays cold.

JMO
 

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Then again chicken is rather cheep compaired to being sick.
 

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From what the experts here say, I would toss it Doug.
 

dougmays

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yep i tossed it :(  gonna try again this week!
 

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