View Full Version : How long does uncooked chicken last?

01-02-2006, 03:46 PM
In a fridge?

I defrosted some by putting it in the fridge three days ago and I'm wary about grilling it up. I've gotten food poisoning before from off chicken (years and years ago).

How long would you keep it around?

01-02-2006, 05:10 PM
I think 3 days would be my personal limit.

01-03-2006, 03:30 PM
yeah, 3 days tops, and that's assuming it was covered/sealed in the fridge, not just on a plate, exposed.

cooking it thoroughly would kill foodborne pathogens...but if it started to rot it would still taste like cooked rotting meat.

01-03-2006, 05:22 PM
A week easily. I will buy 2lbs of boneless skinless chicken breasts and then freeze them. I'l take 3 or 4 out at a time and let them defrost in the fridge, some easily sit a week before I get around to eating them. Never had a problem.