Doctors raise alert over dangerous "sleepy chicken" TikTok trend

Physician and assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Aaron Hartman explained why the trend is dangerous.

“When you cook cough medicine like NyQuil, you boil off the water and alcohol in it, leaving the chicken saturated with a super concentrated amount of drugs in the meat.

“If you ate one of those cutlets completely cooked, it’d be as if you’re actually consuming a quarter to half a bottle of NyQuil”, he told MIC.com…

He also explained that another big risk when cooking your chicken in medicine, is the fact that you are breathing the medicine in, as well as eating it.