The social media platform, TikTok, is home to several online trends that went viral and found their way into the mainstream.
The Sleepy Chicken Challenge is another pile of short videos that are a trending topic on TikTok, but it is not the safest challenge.
What is the Sleepy Chicken Tiktok Trend?
TikTok is known for the number of entertaining frenzy that have taken social media by storm.
Cooking tips and hacks are a distinctive trend on the forum.
The Sleepy Chicken Challenge has taken over the food corner of TikTok and the recipe is raising concerns among the audience.
Social media users are troubled by the list of ingredients needed to make Sleepy Chicken.
What is the recipe for Sleepy Chicken?
The recipe for the dish calls for the use of over-the-counter medications.
The Sleepy Chicken, or Nyquil Chicken Challenge, involves the user braising chicken breast with at least half a bottle of Nyquil Flu and Cold Medicine.
The user then braises the chicken breast until it is fully cooked and takes on the blue color associated with Nyquil.
Boiling Nyquil makes the drug more concentrated, which can then have consequences on health.
What is the health advice against the Sleepy Chicken Challenge?
It is not recommended that anyone try cooking with a medicine such as Nyquil, or any other over-the-counter medicine.
Regarding the online craze, Dr. Bruce Y. Lee told Forbes: “Social media can be all fun and games until someone starts eating chicken cooked at NyQuil.”
Dr. Lee continued: “If you post something on social media that is meant to be a joke, make it clear that it is a joke and not real health advice or a real cooking lesson.”
“Take Everything Without NyQuil, With a Pan Full of Salt on Social Media.”
“Oh, and don’t make food into a drug just because someone did it on social media,” Dr. Lee concluded.
What did social media users say about the Sleepy Chicken Challenge?
Online social media viewers took to their pages to express their opinion about the unsafe trend.
One Twitter user said: “Going carelessly through articles on the google home page and apparently there was a PSA from doctors not to consume “sleep chicken”, which is chicken boiled in nyquills etc. .. like what the real f*** is? I just don’t have the words…”
Another user tweeted: “People won’t get vaccinated to protect themselves and others, but they will make ‘sleepy chicken’ and eat it.” I… just leave…”
Another tweeted, “Boiling chicken in the pot with NyQuil. Where do they get it from and what happens when the results are there.”