How Long Does Cooked Chicken Last in the Fridge?

Are you one of those people who love to eat chicken during meals?
However, you got full and now you have to keep the remaining chicken inside your fridge. Afterward, you forget about it.

Later, you open your fridge and found out that the chicken is still there. Now, you must be thinking about whether eating that chicken is the right choice or not?

Well, you may have noticed that after a few days, it gets a foul smell and sour taste. But there is a difference between both cooked and raw chicken.

Moreover, both have their respective timing to be spoiled. It is said that frozen chicken can be stored for up to 3 months if it is kept in the freezer. Isn’t that incredible?

In the chart below, there are various types of chicken along with the duration of time they can stay fresh.

Types Duration
COOKED CHICKEN3-4 DAYS
RAW CHICKEN1–2 DAYS
FROZEN CHICKEN3 MONTHS (if kept in the freezer)
CHICKEN OR BEEF BROTH3 DAYS
EGGS14 DAYS
STEAK5  DAYS
LEFTOVERS3  DAYS
DELI MEAT OPENED3  DAYS
BACON7  DAYS

How Long Does Cooked Chicken Last in the Fridge?
How Long Does Cooked Chicken Last in the Fridge?

How Can You Tell if Chicken is Spoiled?

There is much more to bad quality of chicken than bad smell and taste which you shouldn’t ignore. Bacteria is one of the popular terms in science and in food like the flesh of the chicken. There must be chances that the chicken might have got bacteria into it and it might be bad for your health.

Following ways to check if the chicken is spoiled

  • Check out the time of your cooked or raw chicken from the list given above. If the time is more than written on the table. Then you shouldn’t eat it.
  • If the chicken has turned its color to grey or green then no doubt bacteria has started growing inside the chicken. You need to throw it immediately.
  • Make sure that you don’t even let your pets eat it. Else they can get sick dreadfully.

How Long Does Cooked Chicken Last in the Fridge?

According to CDC, cooked chicken if kept in the fridge can last up to 3-4 days and raw chicken can last up to 1-2 days. After that, the chicken will catch a bacteria named Salmonella which can cause a lot of diseases.

You can easily get sick due to spoiled chicken. It will be good for all that you throw it as soon as possible.

Furthermore, there are some other ways by which you can tell that the chicken has gone bad and it is not edible anymore which you can read in the paragraph above.

Final Words

I hope that now you have got all the useful information about the life of the cooked chicken that is lying in your freezer. If you found this article informative then throw some comments down below and if you have any doubts or questions regarding this topic then feel free to ask us.

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