Burnt Chicken

Burnt Chicken is produced by overcooking Raw Chicken Breast inside of a Barbeque or a Camp Fire and is an edible item in RUST.

Inside any cooking implement, a chicken will consume three pieces of Wood to cook. If the Cooked Chicken stays on the flame for another six pieces of wood, it will change to burnt chicken.

While burnt meat returns some calories, it is still one of the worst sources of calories in RUST.

There are burnt meats for the following:

You won’t suffer any detriments for eating Burnt Chicken, but you will receive less than a third of the caloric intake of properly cooked meat.

While eating burnt chicken does restore a small portion of health, it does have its detriments.  Burnt meats in general will cause your calorie count to increase but may cause your overall hunger and thirst to decrease if your health is not at 100%. This may seem counterintuitive to the in-game stats of the item, which say that the meat will provide calories. This is because your character uses these stats to restore your health.

You can use burnt meat to recover some of the lost value by using it in a Survival Fish Trap. See our guide on how to use a survival fish trap for details on how to put your waste food to work.

The fishing trap will catch better fish with more calories in it. However, the Composter treats all burnt meats equally. So smaller pieces of charred flesh might find more value in the compost. If you’re new to composting, check out our guide on using the RUST Composter.

Item Information
NameBurnt Chicken
Short Namechicken.burned
ItemID1973684065
Item DescriptionBurned chicken. Eating it will damage your health.
Default Stacksize20
Consumable Properties
EffectAmountTime
HealthOverTime20
Calories100