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How long to keep in fridge?

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#1 Frankly my Dear

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:18 PM

How long would you give a roast chook in fridge before tossing? 1 day? 2 or more??

#2 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

About 4 days. But I'm in the iron-guts camp. Plus I buy organic free range chickens so less likely to be infected with extra nasties.

#3 ~Supernova~

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

Hmm let's see...

For the kids: 24 hours or so
For me: 2-3 days
For DH: Probably 4-5 days LOL

#4 cardamom

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

I'd keep it about 3 days.

#5 FiveAus

Posted 03 February 2013 - 06:30 PM

If I buy a bbq chook from Coles on a Friday night and it's not eaten by Sunday afternoon, I use the rest up in a risotto for dinner that night. I wouldn't keep it past that.

#6 FreeRangeMum

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

2 days, 3 if I'm cooking it in something

#7 Stellajoy

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

Plus I buy organic free range chickens so less likely to be infected with extra nasties.

How so?

#8 Funnington

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

For me, depends who cooked it - the supermarket or you.

I cooked a whole roast chook last week for sandwiches, it was macro organic and once finely chopped, I kept it in an air tight container for three days.

If it was a supermarket rotisserie chook - two days max.  

So, depends on a few variables for me - the type of chicken, where it came from, how it's stored etc.

#9 Chelara

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:52 PM

Home made, 4 days.

#10 libbylu

Posted 03 February 2013 - 07:53 PM

Assuming you are talking about home cooked?
If it had been put in the fridge fairly soon after cooking then 4 days.
If it had sat out for a while during dinner (if it is the left overs you are talking about), then 3 days tops.

If it came from the supermarket roasted, 2 -3 days tops I guess.

#11 TheGreenSheep

Posted 03 February 2013 - 08:01 PM

Homemade 3-4 days.

My mother, gees that thing could be rotting and shed still serve it up  rolleyes.gif It's a wonder we didn't die of food poisoning as kids.

#12 Frankly my Dear

Posted 03 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

Home cooked :-) I cooked it on Saturday and we ended up going out for dinner, so put in fridge when cooled.

I'll take the average from replies, 3 days seems to be ok.

Yum, chicken for lunch tomorrow!

#13 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 04 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

If I cook it myself (day 1) it has to be used by day 3. If I buy it cooked on day 1 it has to be used by day 2.

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