Raw chicken should be a light pink color, and the fat should be white. Bounty Agro Ventures, which supplies fresh chicken to supermarkets and operates the Chooks-to-Go chain of take-out roasted chicken, had assured consumers of the safety of its products. They looked fine, smelled fine, blah blah blah. When I took them out to test, these weird green spots were all over the tops and sides. I then figured it wasn’t worth $4 to take a chance. Save yourself the effort by checking for bad chicken before you start cooking. I first thought it was mold, but looked closer and figured it was colored dye so I proceeded by throwing it in the broiler. Raw chicken can have an orange color or be pale and almost blue, but both are normal. One of them on the back non-meaty side had a bunch of blue dots. This is because pigments in the bone marrow seep through the thin bones of these juvenile birds, tinting the meat with a heat-stable pigment. And they may even develop dark red spots on their legs and combs. I know I've felt a little nervous about eating a chicken burger that is still pink, but it could still be safe. It smells funky. If it looks gray or the fatty parts have yellow spots, it’s bad and you should chuck it immediately. the meat was not pink its was just at the bones. However, when I was cutting the raw breasts up I noticed a couple of small areas had a slightly greenish metallic tinge. On Saturday I took them out of the fridge to make a chicken curry which I quickly cooled and refrigerated intending to eat tonight. It's also common for properly cooked chicken, especially young fryers, to be a deep pink or even red at the bone. I removed the bruised skin, but the meat on the thigh is still a deep and highly unappetizing blood-red. Hi all Hoping for an explanation for this blue chicken... What would have caused this? The signs you will notice will include respiratory troubles. Someone needs to explain this please. Don't call your sense of taste into play. Cooked chicken and turkey can vary in color. The skin of healthy chicken is white, while that of infected poultry has dark marks, Bounty Agro Ventures President Ronald Mascariñas told ANC's Early Edition. Raw chicken should be a light pink color, and the fat should be white. Won't mention any names/brands yet but these are chicken breasts in … I bought two packs of pork spare ribs from C-Town. There is no way to tell whether it is the EEs that have the spots but that is what I am assuming. 2. Here are 4 ways to tell if your raw chicken has gone bad. I marinated them in Garlic, Salt, and Lemon Juice for three hours, then set them on a broiling pan to bake/broil. They will probably develop diarrhea. Q: While breaking down whole chickens and prepping them for the freezer, I was disappointed to find that one of the chickens was severely bruised on the hip, something I, unfortunately, could not see through the package while purchasing. As long as the internal temperature is 165 degrees, you're in the clear. I just bought three chicken breasts from my local butcher which has always been great. They are roundish and raised and almost a teal color. Even a small mouthful of dubious chicken can potentially make you ill. Related LeafTv Articles The chicken's color won't tell you much about its safety. I cooked two chicken at once and indeed had some redness around the joints in the thighs drumsticks and the breast bone i am sure i cooked it thoughly since the juices where clear and the oven temp was at 350 for 3.5 hours they where about 8 pound birds this should be long enough. Is this chicken still ok to eat? Your chickens will quit laying. 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