How long is cooked meat good for in the fridge? I cooked several chicken breasts on sat nite, now it's tues nite and I never got around to using it in a casserole or soup. Is it still good? How long till it's not good? Thanks you.

  • Posted by: Reen
  • January 25, 2011
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hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour January 25, 2011

They should still be fine, but I'd use them soon. USDA says 3-4 days for cooked chicken that has been properly refrigerated.

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virgieandhats
virgieandhats January 25, 2011

This site is an amazing help in the area of food storage:
http://www.stilltasty.com/fooditems/index/16787

As hardlikearmour says, in the case of your item, 3-4 days for cooked chicken parts.

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innoabrd
innoabrd January 26, 2011

Keep in mind that often something will still be safe, but as you keep it longer, it'll start to deteriorate, flavour-wise. Mind you, I'm of the opinion that most white meat chicken doesn't have much flavour anyway...

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