Can We Preserve Raw Chicken In Vinegar Or Lemon Juice ?

Answer to subscriber's question

by aajonus vonderplanitz, phd nutrition

Somebody said something about marinating chicken with vinegar and lemon juice. Have you tried that?
-- Carla

When preserving raw chicken in raw lemon juice and/or raw vinegar for more than several days, the chicken will dissolve the same as raw fish. Lemon juice will dissolve whatever raw meat you marinate in it. If you just leave it in lemon juice for 1-24 hours, and pour off the lemon juice, chicken and fish will solidify and stay that way for 1-2 weeks. If when you pour off lemon juice, you pour stone-pressed olive oil over the chicken, it may be preserved for 1-4 weeks. However, there may be some gas that forms which smells slightly rank. Remember that raw lemon juice and raw vinegar promote fermentation, they do not stop fermentation.