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Can I eat leftover chicken from a roast cooked on Wednesday?

(13 Posts)
ILikeYourSleeves Fri 10-Oct-08 15:57:18

Cooked on Wed night, I had some leftovers last night but there's still some left. Will it still be Ok to chuck in a stir fry tonight?

Thanks for any words of wisdom!

hana Fri 10-Oct-08 15:58:04

of course!

Furball Fri 10-Oct-08 15:58:15

I would as long as it's been kept in the fridge will be fine.

bellavita Fri 10-Oct-08 15:58:28

Can't see any reason why it would not be ok.

Would not use after tonight though, unless freezing it for another time.

MsCommonSense Fri 10-Oct-08 17:41:06

As long as you make sure it's piping hot to kill off any bacteria (sorry) then it should be fine. I do it all the time with a 3 day limit. I've never had an upset tum yet.

bubblagirl Fri 10-Oct-08 17:52:19

i always thought cooked chicken was ok to be used 3 days after no more

i always use mine up to 3 days in currys or stew etc

nannyL Fri 10-Oct-08 19:32:47

will be fine

for myself (not charges) i have a 5 day rule (so lomg as stored in fridge and hot etc) and i havent died or been ill yet grin

moondog Fri 10-Oct-08 19:33:56

I'd do 5 no problem.

DumbledoresGirl Fri 10-Oct-08 19:35:05

Agree with Moondog. Think of Christmas turkey leftovers. Sometimes we have been eating those up close to New Year!

Though actually, I give leftover chicken 3 days and then I give whatever is left to the cats.

duckyfuzz Fri 10-Oct-08 19:35:19

I would

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 19:36:06

Yes of course you can.

LackaDAISYcal Fri 10-Oct-08 19:44:00

yes, I usually give three days for leftovers as a rule of thumb, but have been known to make soup at three days and then keep the soup for three days too.

I'm still here.

ILikeYourSleeves Fri 10-Oct-08 20:25:56

Thanks for the replys, I made a delicious stir fry with the chicken, green peppers, cashews, black bean sauce and noodles.

Deeeeeeeeee lish!

And I'm still alive LOL

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