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Have I ruined this chicken?

linguaphonic | Nov 29, 201402:19 PM     5

I'm making a mini Thanksgiving redux tomorrow using a chicken rather than a turkey and I decided to dry "brine" it this time. Like an idiot, I used baking soda rather than baking powder in the salt mix.

Anyhow, I'm not making this thing until tomorrow and I just realized my mistake about four hours after I put the salt/baking soda brine on. I washed it and started over again with baking powder/salt. At this point, though, is the damage already done and the flavor permanently ruined (or have I ruined it by, in effect, salting the bird after it had already been salted), or should I be okay? Really don't feel like going out and buying another bird, but I will if necessary!

Thanks for your insights!

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