I need some help quick. I took a package of frozen chicken breasts out of the freezer yesterday around 10:30am or so. I just realized that I had left them out to thaw for over 24 hours.
The question is: Are they safe? They are completely thawed and now at room temperature. Should I open the package and cook immediately? Should I dump and stay on the safe & cautious side of the fence?
While I don’t want to dump it all out, I feel that it has spent too much time at room temp and possibly allowing some bio-nasties to fester. But isn’t that why we cook our food? From a visual inspection the chicken seems to be normal.
Thanks in advance,