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How Long Does Cooked Chicken Last in the Refrigerator?

Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
How Long Does Cooked Chicken Last in the Refrigerator?

Cooking at home almost always includes meat on the menu. It plays a central role in almost every main dish recipe, so its presence in the kitchen is invaluable.

Since meat is a common figure in cooking, it is essential to be aware not only of the peculiarities of its preparation, but also of the conditions for its proper storage.

Chicken is one of the easiest to prepare. Nevertheless, there are specifics when you want to refrigerate chicken after cooking.

How and how long does chicken last in the refrigerator

Whether you're storing raw or cooked chicken, it's a good idea to cut it up before refrigerating it. Another important condition is to distinguish between a freezer and a refrigerator.

The freezer assumes much lower temperatures, at which frozen meat can stay for up to months - about 6-8. In the refrigerator, however, cooked chicken lasts about 3-4 days on average.

It is also important what the meat is - if it is fresh, it lasts less days than previously defrosted. Another key feature is to always place the chicken on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.

Also, a great way to preserve cooked chicken without having to refrigerate it is to make canned chicken. That way you can have perfectly edible cooked meat for months.

With your properly stored chicken, you can prepare the following recipes for the whole family:

- chicken bites;

- chicken rolls;

- stuffed chicken.



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