What Does Chicken Smell Like When It Goes Bad?

“Fresh, raw chicken should have a pink, fleshy color. … “Raw chicken that has gone bad has a very potent odor. Sometimes it can be described as a sour smell. If the chicken has taken on an odor of any sort, it’s safest to toss it,” she explains.

Should raw chicken smell like fart?

It will smell bad, it will look bad, and most likely, the mere presence of it in your kitchen will make you feel like throwing up. When it’s bad, your raw chicken smells like rotten eggs, ammonia, or something as unpleasant. It will definitely not be a boiled eggs smell or anything as mild.

How can you tell if chicken is bad without smelling?

If the chicken is sticky, slimy, tacky, or smells bad, toss it. “Typically with meats, they’ll be sticky, slimy, and have off or foul odors” when they’ve gone bad, Magoulas said.


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