Good grief, the things people will try and believe! The “Sleepy Chicken Challenge” has people boiling chicken in NyQuil. Someone, somewhere got the idea in their head that it can cure a cold.  However, there is no evidence to back that up, and it could actually kill you instead.

When you boil down the medicine, the water and alcohol evaporate, but the drugs are still in there.  Basically you’re loading a chicken breast up with entirely too much medicine, meaning you could overdose. Also, when you boil liquid medicine like that, you can end up inhaling some of it, which is also bad. When that happens, it bypasses your liver and goes straight into your bloodstream without any toxins being filtered out, that alone can mess you up.