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    Eggy smelling Chicken help required please


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    As NSC is the font of all knowledge, can someone give me a definitive answer to this;

    Are supermarket bought chicken breasts, sealed and within sell by date, supposed to smell like rotten eggs upon opening the pack? I was looking forward to making a nice green Thai chicken curry, but the smell of the chicken (Sainsburys home delivery on Monday) was enough to make me consign it to the bin. My wife said that she thinks the sulphur smell is a by product of preservatives, but I'm not convinced. To me it smelled like the chicken had been shagged by a skunk.

    In future I think I'm going to buy my meat from the shop at Secretts Farm, costs an arm and a leg but hopefully salmonella free.

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      This has to be probably the best post title of 2012 so far!

      My guess, assuming the chicken hadn't succumbed to the skunk's advances, is that the "preserving atmosphere" pumped into the pack before sealing, was a bit more potent than normal?
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      I don't think chicken smells of anything when you open an air tight package. Even frozen chicken when defrosted smells.......neutral.
      So unless your misses farted and tried to blame the poor dead or rotting chicken, take it back to where you bought it.
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      Should be fine and just general odour build up

      Leave the chicken on a plate for a minute or two and the strong smell will have gone.

      If its still pungent then bin it

      I've noticed recently that the smells seem stronger with sealed meats these days
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      Any dangerous bacteria will be killed once cooked. If its in date there should not be a problem. They do say you can eat meet well past the sell by date, however i wouldn't.
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      Salmonella bacteria - could have given you very bad food poisoning . Good job you didn't eat it, but should have taken it back. They'd have replaced it for better, no question.
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      Is there any forensic evidence that a skunk had ****ed your chicken, if so then this will be a mega bucks pay out from sainsburys, free chickens for life!!!
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      Fresh chicken should smell of nothing. Sounds like it's off to me. Even if its in date it could have been stored at the wrong temperature or something.

      I'd take it back but to be fair, if properly cooked and all bacteria killed, you should be OK - not particularly appetising though!
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