A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

How long is cooked chicken in the fridge good for?

Best Answers

According to Foodsafety.gov, whole, uncooked poultry (chicken or turkey) is safe in the refrigerator for 1-2 days and safe in the freezer for up to 12 months. Poultry pieces are safe in the refrigerator for 1-2 days and safe in the freezer for up to nine months. read more

Cooked chicken that has been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before cooking; chicken that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately. read more

In general, cooked chicken can be stored safely in the refrigerator for up to four days. This includes whole birds, chicken pieces and fried chicken. There are some exceptions, however: chicken that is covered in gravy or broth and chicken nuggets and patties should be eaten within two days. read more

To maximize the shelf life of cooked chicken for safety and quality, refrigerate the chicken in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Properly stored, cooked chicken will last for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. read more

Encyclopedia Research

Wikipedia: