I boiled four chicken legs for 25 mins, put them in the fridge then took them back out to finish boiling them four hours later, is this safe?

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It is safe, as long as the chicken doesn't stay more than 2 hours in the danger zone (40-140* F / 4-60º C). These 2 hours include preparation, cooking time and storage.

For further information: Is a partially frozen chicken safe if not immediately cooked at the proper temperature? and Can chicken not completely cooked then cooled be fully cooked later?

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