Chicken Dish Cooked In Cough Syrup Is A Viral Trend In West, Despite Doctors Saying It’s Harmful!

by Shreya Ghosh
Chicken Dish Cooked In Cough Syrup Is A Viral Trend In West, Despite Doctors Saying It’s Harmful!

Everything becomes a trend these days as soon as it gets viral. Content creators want engagement and jump on all social media trends, to always be on top of the race to fame. A viral food trend that involves cooking a chicken dish with cough syrup is making rounds on social media. It has garnered a lot of attention for the wrong reasons. Read on to know all about this newest food trend, ‘NyQuil Chicken’.

Chicken Dish Cooked In NyQuil Is A Viral Trend In The West

The preparation of chicken using cough syrup, NyQuil, is every other video on TikTok. Everyone is joining the bandwagon to cook a chicken dish with sleep-inducing cold medicine. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the US has now shared its opinion on this Tik Tok challenge. It issued a warning that eating chicken dishes prepared with NyQuil is dangerous.

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The Food and Drug Administration Stated It As Very Harmful!

The FDA stated that both eating and preparing these chicken dishes are very unsafe. When someone boils medicine, it becomes more concentrated. This leads to changes in its properties. Eating such food items is harmful to one’s health. In fact, inhaling the vapours of the boiling medication can lead to absorbing extreme levels of drugs in the body.

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The viral video of this chicken dish is about two Netizens cooking and frying chicken breast pieces in a pool of NyQuil . Instead of using a proper spatula, they use hair straighteners to cook the chicken pieces. Right now, the video has been taken down from the platform.

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You can find similar videos by searching ‘sleepy chicken recipe’ on TikTok. As the app is banned in India, you can watch this on sites like YouTube as well. At a certain point in time, most videos on TikTok were some versions of this sleepy chicken recipe. The video starts with someone cooking the chicken dish in cough syrup and others reacting to it.

It is always a good idea to stay away from experimenting with such trends. We hope you do the same.

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