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I brined my chicken in warm water...should I throw it out?

Tishasheree | Mar 29, 2012 10:28 AM

I am preparing 'foolproof chicken' from epicurious. The brine is supposed to be boiled, simmered, then cooled. I let the brine sit at room temperature for about 1/2 hour, but it was still warm. I needed to go out, so I put the chicken into the brine. Some areas of the outside of the chicken turned whitish in color. I threw some ice cubes into the brine/chicken mixture right away, and put it in the fridge. Now I am afraid to cook it. Will I get sick if I make sure that it is cooked properly, or should I toss it and find something else for dinner this evening? Thanks in advance!

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