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