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

Discussion in 'Making Jerky' started by dougmays, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    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?
     
  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    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....[​IMG]

    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...
     
  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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).

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2011
  4. nepas

    nepas Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    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.

    Bear
     
  6. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    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.
     
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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!

    Bear
     
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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
     
  9. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    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
     
  10. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Then again chicken is rather cheep compaired to being sick.
     
  11. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

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

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

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

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