Can I resume roasting my chicken after accidentally switching it off?
October 2, 2010 11:36 AM Subscribe
I accidentally switched the oven off part way through roasting my chicken and left it off for 30-45 minutes. Can I put the oven back on again and end up with a safe-to-eat chicken?
posted by penguin pie to food & drink (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I put the chook in at 190C with foil over it, but after half an hour switched the oven off (I'd put a shepherd's pie in at the same time so took that out after half an hour and absent-mindedly switched the oven off as I did it).
I realised my mistake after maybe 30-45 minutes and put the oven back on again. Has it been quietly incubating nastiness inside the cosy oven, or will it be fine to eat once the cooking time is completed?
My plan is (was) to take the meat off, make stock with the carcass, then put some of the meat back in to make soup, and eat the breasts separately tomorrow/the next day.
In case it's of any relevance, it was due to cook for about 1h20 and is a free-range corn fed chicken (which I guess might be slightly less likely to be salmonella-y but maybe that's a naive assumption...), bought from the supermarket this afternoon and put straight in the oven.