I completely blew it and forgot to take the giblet bag out of my chicken I was slow cooking in my crock-pot. It's plastic so Im guessing I should just toss everything. Problem is There's like 40 bucks worth of good food, Including a nice lamb shank. :(
Im obviously worried about the heat, plastic bag more or less melting in the soup.. BPA's, etc. Is this warranted?
You may be able to find the plastic bag, especially if you did not cook it on high. As said above, gently open the bird and see what is left of it; the giblets will likely be intact. If you cannot see any plastic, just scoop out the giblets and a bit of whatever they are resting on.
If you cannot find the plastic, I would not worry about it. The amount of plastic is a likely a very small part of the over all ingredients.
Remember, the dose makes the poison - enough arsenic will kill you, but a little will not. And plastic is not poison, neither is water, but you can drown in it.
I will fess up - I have TOTALLY done that giblets neglect thing, too. I even did it the very first Thanksgiving that we hosted at our house!
Turns out there were multiple giblets or giblet bags in the turkey, so I thought that I had gotten them all. Whoops. Definitely would have been tagged a "D'oh!" moment. Plastic exposure wasn't as much of a concern for me then as it is now, but at that point it didn't stop us from eating the bird!