What happens if you eat chicken that has gone bad?
Similarly, you may ask, how long after eating bad chicken do you get sick?
Food poisoning symptoms can begin as quickly asfour hours or as long as 24 hours after eatingcontaminated food. People who eat the samecontaminated food, say at a picnic or barbecue, will usuallyget sick about the same time.
Additionally, how can you tell if chicken has gone bad? If you're not sure how to tell if chicken isbad, check to see if raw chicken has begun tolook more grey than pink, at which point it should be discarded.You can also smell the chicken, and if it hasa sour or ammonia-like smell, or if it starts to smellbad while it's cooking, it has already gonebad.
In this manner, can bad chicken make you sick?
But chicken is also uniquely prone tomaking people ill, due to contamination with bacteria. Mostpeople would know chicken meat can cause Salmonellainfections, but there is a lesser known yet more common bacteriathat also loves chicken meat and can make youill.
Can chicken smell bad and still be good?
Basically, if it's gone bad, your best betis to just throw it out. “Chicken is usually stillgood slightly past its expiration date, as long as it doesn'tsmell bad,” says Sidoti. “However, it's usuallysafe to just toss it. You put yourself at serious risk of gettingsick.”