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Once cooked, how long is it safe to keep chicken breasts?

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IDugUpADiamond Mon 17-Mar-14 11:46:55

I've had to cook about 16 chicken breasts as my freezer stopped working. There's only 3 of us at home right now!! Just wondering, if I stick the cooked breasts in the fridge once they've cooled down, how long will they be safe to eat?

MolotovCocktail Mon 17-Mar-14 11:48:42

I would have them all used up within 2 days smile

Bramshott Mon 17-Mar-14 11:51:47

Hmm - same amount of time you'd leave a pack of cooked chicken slices open I guess. IMO 2-3 days fine; 4 days possibly pushing it (although ok if included in a dish which was then cooked though to hot); 5 days too long.

Nocomet Mon 17-Mar-14 12:28:05

I've pretty much followed bramshots rules for 30 years and not been ill yet.

catwithflowers Mon 17-Mar-14 13:23:32

I would say about 3 days. The sniff and see test reigns in our house blush

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 17-Mar-14 13:41:08

No more than 5 days.

Aliama Mon 17-Mar-14 15:39:04

What everyone else said. You can also refreeze them cooked if you've managed to get the freezer working again.

IDugUpADiamond Tue 18-Mar-14 09:18:47

I had chicken for lunch and dinner yesterday and I'm having chicken for breakfast right now. And guess what's for lunch and dinner today?? confused

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