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.
|COOKED CHICKEN||3-4 DAYS|
|RAW CHICKEN||1–2 DAYS|
|FROZEN CHICKEN||3 MONTHS (if kept in the freezer)|
|CHICKEN OR BEEF BROTH||3 DAYS|
|DELI MEAT OPENED||3 DAYS|
How Can You Tell if Chicken is Spoiled?
There is much more to bad quality 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 a chicken. There must be chances that the chicken might have got bacteria in it and it might be bad for your health.
Following are ways to check if the chicken is spoiled…
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.
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.