How Can I Tell If Chicken Has Gone Bad?


You can tell if chicken has gone bad typically just by the smell. Bad chicken will smell off, sour, and sometimes have a strange pungency to it. Normally, raw chicken doesn't have much of a smell to it, so if your chicken has a strong smell it has likely gone bad.
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How to Tell If Chicken Has Gone Bad
Chicken's versatility and low cost make it an easy option for cooks, but loading up at the supermarket has a potential downside. Chicken is highly perishable, so unless you freeze it or cook it within the first day or two you'll run the risk of losing... More »
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The first sign is the odor, if the chicken smells foul in any way then it is likely no longer good. Sometimes it will smell like rotten eggs or ammonia. Secondly you can tell if the chicken is bad by touching it, if it is slimy then it is most likely not good. Do not chance it with chicken because you can get very sick if the chicken is bad.
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