To ask how long you'd leave chicken leftovers

(20 Posts)
Mummaaaaaah Tue 06-Sep-16 20:08:19

And still eat?

rosesarered9 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:31:10

Frozen - up to 2 weeks
Refrigerated - 2 days
Not refrigerated - 4 hours

Fizzer123 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:32:05

2 days in the frudge

Fizzer123 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:32:31

Wtf is a frudge??? Sorry.

mummymummums Tue 06-Sep-16 21:33:08

3 days fridge here

BodsAuntieFlo Tue 06-Sep-16 21:33:20

A day in the fridge. I don't freeze chicken leftovers as there's never any leftover. I never understand the Mumsnet super chicken things

Mummaaaaaah Tue 06-Sep-16 21:33:39

So the 4 days refrigerated I've forgotten to take to lunch two days in row and had for supper tonight and am now a little worried, no?

MarcelineTheVampire Tue 06-Sep-16 21:34:17

You'll be fine OP.

arethereanyleftatall Tue 06-Sep-16 21:34:33

3 or 4 days. As long as the don't smell remotely funny. We have the dogs bollovks of fridges though.

Mummaaaaaah Tue 06-Sep-16 21:36:13

Only 2 weeks in the freezer? Really? Crikey I've stuff in there for months years!!

janethegirl2 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:36:28

If the original chicken was chilled quickly then put into the fridge and kept there, I'm sure you'll be ok. You can buy cooked chicken bits with way more than 4 days shelf life in a supermarket. Ok, they may be packed under nitrogen, but I'm fairly sure that isn't the case for all of them.

janethegirl2 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:37:29

Cooked chicken can be in my freezer for in excess of 12 months and I'm still alive grin

winewinewhine Tue 06-Sep-16 21:40:50

https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/storagetimes.html

Mummaaaaaah Tue 06-Sep-16 21:44:19

Thanks wine. It's about what I think (DH would leave chicken for a week and eat from the fridge) but I thought maybe I was a bit relaxed.

Interesting to note that Frozen foods remain safe indefinitely.

rosesarered9 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:47:12

They stay safe indefinitely if they were safe to begin with, so if you freeze them when they start to smell bad then don't eat it.
www.nhs.uk/Livewell/homehygiene/Pages/how-to-store-food-and-leftovers-safely.aspx

Cookingongas Tue 06-Sep-16 21:47:40

Frozen- forever
Refrigerated- a week
Non refrigerated - I'd hate to admit the truth so I'll say 6hours -more like two days if it's not hot in the kitchen-

rosesarered9 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:48:10

janethegirl So what if they're packed with nitrogen? So are salad bags which may or may not have listeria.

Ladywithababy1 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:52:48

Just tonight I made chicken leek mushroom and tarragon pie with leftovers of a chicken I poached on Friday afternoon. It was in Tupperware since then and smelled absolutely fine. Tasted good too grin

Mummaaaaaah Tue 06-Sep-16 21:57:34

Lady sounds lush!

janethegirl2 Tue 06-Sep-16 21:57:45

roses packing things under nitrogengives items a longer shelf life. However if the product hasn't been prepared/ cooked/ washed properly, the nitrogen will not stop them carrying bugs. Nitrogen stops the oxidative degeneration of the product, which prolongs the shelf life

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