The FDA released a statement today regarding safety warnings about eating NyQuil Chicken
The Food and Drug Administration released a very important warning today regarding how to cook chicken.
In today’s release, the FDA stated that under no circumstances, should you cook your chicken in NyQuil.
I’m serious. It’s a literal warning on the FDA’s official website.
NyQuil Chicken FDA Warning
“A recent social media video challenge encourages people to cook chicken in NyQuil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamine) or another similar OTC cough and cold medication, presumably to eat,” the FDA statement says, calling the challenge “silly and unappetizing” but one that “could also be very unsafe,” and offering this explanation:
Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways. Even if you don’t eat the chicken, inhaling the medication’s vapors while cooking could cause high levels of the drugs to enter your body. It could also hurt your lungs. Put simply: Someone could take a dangerously high amount of the cough and cold medicine without even realizing it.
The always reliable folks over at CNN then released a full segment on one of their “news” shows stating that cooking chicken with NyQuil is “apparently all the rage among kids” but it’s actually “terrible” for you.
CNN on Chicken Cooked in NyQuil
Thanks, CNN. God forbid you talk about real things that harm people’s health but at least you covered the NyQuil Chicken Story. I’m sure all the kids that watch your show will now stop acting like kids and doing stupid ass shit once and for all.
Honestly, I have no idea where these stories come from. I haven’t seen any evidence of anyone actually cooking chicken in NyQuil besides this meme:
Where do these stories start? It’s like the Tide Pod craze all over again. It was trending all over social media today and I still refuse to believe anyone is eating chicken covered NyQuil.
I’ll play around for a minute. If cable news is telling me not to do something, I’m likely going to try it. Back in my day, kids used to drink a bunch of NyQuil or Robitussin because they wanted to “RoboTrip” and feel all dazed and confused off general cold medicine.
Favorite name for the NyQuil Chicken has to be “Sleepy Chicken” but Robitusserie is a VERY close second.
Side Note: It doesn’t work. At least not for me, I would typically just fall asleep. Never really worked for me and I have my doubts that it ever worked for anyone. Then again, I would just fall asleep so who knows what was going on.
I also find it pretty weird that any time something like this pops online up it comes from TikTok. No one else sees an issue with that? An app that has long been rumored (confirmed?) to be a Chinese spyware/propaganda tool in the United States keeps coming up with bizarre trends about eating laundry detergent and now NyQuil Chicken?
Just me? Okay. Wake up.
Anyways, there’s no need to worry. Luckily for the children of America, Dr. Aaron Hartman, a physician and assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, explained why the trend is dangerous — and potentially fatal.
“If you ate one of those cutlets completely cooked, it’d be as if you’re actually consuming a quarter to half a bottle of NyQuil,” he previously told MIC.com.
“When you cook cough medicine like NyQuil, you boil off the water and alcohol in it, leaving the chicken saturated with a super-concentrated amount of drugs in the meat.”
Amazing work by Dr. Hartman here. Without his professional opinion, I was worried the next time I stop by my parents house for dinner on Sunday that we’d be feasting on NyQuil Chicken.
Anyways, everyone please stop being complete idiots. Actually, you know what? I really don’t care.I can’t take it anymore. Don’t put NyQuil on your chicken. If you do, then maybe you deserve to suffer the consequences. You can’t help stupid.
Or maybe if you want to get high, man up and take some real drugs?
Just like everything in life, there are no shortcuts. You want to trip? Eat some mushrooms for crying out loud. Hell, even go the Aaron Rodgers route and take some ayahuasca.
NyQuil Chicken ain’t it.