It’s just fowl. The Food and Drug Administration warned people against cooking “NyQuil chicken” in a recent update.
Multiple TikToks of people cooking chicken in NyQuil cold and flu medicine went viral earlier this year. The trend first blew up in January.
The FDA last Thursday posted an update on its website. The news began trending Tuesday on Twitter.
“The challenge sounds silly and unappetizing — and it is,” the FDA said. “But it could also be very unsafe. Boiling a medication can make it much more concentrated and change its properties in other ways.”
The feds said that people could be exposed to dangerous amounts of NyQuil even if they don’t even eat the chicken.
“Inhaling the medication’s vapors while cooking could cause high levels of the drugs to enter your body,” the FDA said. “Someone could take a dangerously high amount of the cough and cold medicine without even realizing it.”
TikTok has removed all videos related to any “NyQuil chicken challenge.” Thankfully, no deaths have been reported among people who tried to cook chicken with cold medicine.