Was it in a restaurant? Even if the chicken is fully cooked, it also depends on how it was being handled by whomever cooked it. A fully cooked chicken breast can still be contaminated with salmonella if the cook didn't wash their hands. Also, there are many other kinds of bacteria that get into food besides salmonella which can survive the cooking process.
Also, are you sure it was just the chicken? What else did you have to eat?
I washed my hands, and it was a clean environment and everything.
Did you wash your hands after you touched the pre-cooked chicken?
What else did you have to eat with the chicken?
I think boiled broccoli with pasta sauce and frozen yogurt.
If you had food poisoning...you would definitely know it.
Food poisoning can incapacitate you like nothing else. Usually lasts for about 48 hours. Are you sure you had food poisoning?
Are you eating chicken from just anywhere or are you eating chicken that is grain fed and free range? Are you buying your chicken from a local farm or butcher? If not, those are a few reasons, *if* you had food poisoning, as to why you had it.
I am not exactly sure what the chicken ate... but I bought it at the local grocery store, and it was not organic... :/
Well, if you had food poisoning, all I can think of is that you inadvertantly introduced something to the chicken or meal by way of peparation, or the chicken breast was contaminated at the store from the get go.
But if the sick feeling only lasted a short period, some viruses do have that short of a lifespan. My little ones had a rotovirus a couple of weeks back, and it causes vomiting for about 10 hours, a sick feeling for about 12 after that, and then recovery.
If the chicken was cooked within the previous hour and was not spoiled prior to cooking, it isn't likely.... but if it was sitting in a steam cabinet for any length of time, yes, it is very possible.
Another common food poisoning these days is ecoli which can come on any agricultural food that has been contaminated with manure from irrigation, or fecal matter. There has been much in the news in the last year of ecoli particularly from spinach and lettuce.
Food poisoning is pretty quick to show up. If you were sick the following day, or longer, it was not from the chicken.
There has been huge waves of the Norwalk virus throughout the USA and Canada, particularly in schools, hospitals, cruises and other places where there is closed environment.
Norwalk virus causes viral gastroenteritis, which is also known as acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis, food poisoning, food infection, stomach flu, and winter vomiting disease. A Norwalk virus infection results in illness 24 to 48 hours after exposure, and symptoms last from 12-48 hours. Illness is characterized by the abrupt onset of vomiting and/or non-bloody diarrhea; abdominal cramps are common. 25-50% of patients report headache, nausea, malaise, myalgias and low-grade fever. It is important to note that there are other organisms such as rotaviruses which also cause viral gastroenteritis.
Wash, wash, wash your hands... and phones, and door knobs and around light switches etc. when you work in these types of environments .....
If you get a specific bacterial infection, like salmonella typhii or campylobacta (which is specific to raw chicken or its juices), then the infection is actually reasonably slow to show up (around 48 hrs). The only way to determine that is through a lab test (not pleasant!).
I got salmonella typhii last Easter from a bad egg sandwich in a cafe. I didn't know this then, but some infections can cause terrible and devastating after affects if you happen to have the wrong genetic make up. I now have chronic arthritis throughout my body as a result of my food poisoning. Some people with a specific gene (HLA 27) are suseptible to this response to such infection and it can affect them for life - like me! I am now on daily medication, can't do half the physical activity I could before and am in constant pain. All because of an egg sandwich. The only "good thing" was a 10 kg weight loss (what is that, 20 pounds?). You have to look on the bright side I guess.
Food safety is incredibly important to take seriously. If in doubt, throw it out!