It is "extremely dangerous" to cook chicken in NyQuil.

The US Food and Drug Administration is pleading with you to think twice before frying chicken with NyQuil.

The FDA published a statement in reaction to viral videos showing individuals sautéing chicken in a skillet while using the over-the-counter cold medication

The TikTok hashtag #sleepychicken has amassed over 1.3 million videos as of Tuesday, with many viewers commenting on the cooking method. 

When users search the hashtag on the app, a safety warning is displayed. As a result of the FDA's announcement, NyQuil became the top trending topic on Twitter on Tuesday.

Videos of individuals preparing NyQuil chicken have been widely criticised online.

Simply put, someone might accidentally take a dangerously high dose of the cough and cold medication, the FDA continued.

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