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I started to cook chicken casserole in the slow cooker, for about 20 minutes on high so that I could then turn it down to low and leave cooking. However, I accidently turned the slow cooker off and so the chicken has been left to cool and had been sitting there for 5 hours. Can I now continue to cook this casserole in the oven?

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The questions aren't really duplicates, but all of these (and others) answer your question: cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/2642/… cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/3472/… cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/12992/… –  Jefromi Jan 17 '12 at 17:09

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Chicken which is essentially still raw should not be left out for 5 hours at room temperature. I doubt it's safe to eat anymore.

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That's a shame... Toss it in the trash.

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