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Are those red spots on the chicken ok? or does it mean chicken has got some bacteria or it is not fresh?

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    Judging from the picture alone, I'd say this is perfectly fine. Do you have additional information that might be worrying? – BaffledCook Dec 2 '14 at 17:08
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    It looks like blood spots to me (almost a bruise), not bacteria. – Erica Dec 2 '14 at 17:30
  • Did you wash the chicken before taking a picture? Maybe it is just a blood, washing it a little will remove that one. Don't thoroughly wash it as it may remove the chicken flavor. – Cary Bondoc Dec 3 '14 at 2:31
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    Please PLEASE don't wash your chicken. You're more likely to get sick from washing chicken than you would from eating 7 day old left overs.. google.co.uk/… – Doug Dec 3 '14 at 8:44
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    Oh and definitely just a bit of blood. It'll be fine once cooked. – Doug Dec 3 '14 at 8:58
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They are little blood spots, perfectly safe to eat but often a sign of cheap and/or poor welfare birds. As long as you cook it properly (take it to at least 140f) its fine to eat.

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