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I purchase grocery store chicken and boil it for chicken and dumplings, as well as to feed my dog. It has a strong chemical odor that doesn't go away in spite of seasonings, etc. How do I get rid of that odor? I tried soaking it in vinegar, but that didn't help.

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When it doubt, throw it out. -- Food service maxim number 2. –  SAJ14SAJ Dec 28 '13 at 23:15
Is this one chicken, or all the chickens you buy from that store? I've never experienced that kind of odor before; either it's coming from somewhere in your kitchen (cleaning solvents?), or you should probably involve the local health board... –  Aaronut Dec 29 '13 at 1:47
Do others also smell this odor? –  Carey Gregory Dec 29 '13 at 6:16
We once had a question about chicken smelling strongly of sulphur, and some answer suggested that there is a step in chicken processing which involves sulphur, but the traces of it are supposed to be neutralized in a later stage. Maybe the OP smelled sulphur too? The word "chemical" could be anything. –  rumtscho Dec 29 '13 at 17:13

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Try adding root ginger to the water.

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Why would adding root ginger help beyond masking the chemical flavor? Perhaps you could expand on your suggestion. –  tM -- May 29 at 14:28

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