Chicken is thought to be to be a mainstay protein in a lot of households.However, this healthy and delicious protein source is at risk of bacteria contamination. A proper preparation, storage and cooking for this protein are vital.Although it's handy to keep chicken in your refrigerator, many people are unsure how long they can keep the meat from being frozen.<img width="423" src="">This article can help you comprehend how long chicken will last in your refrigerator.How long does chicken last in the fridge?According to the United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA"), raw chickens can be kept in the refrigerator for approximately 1 to 2 days. The same goes for raw turkey or other types of poultry. that you have cooked in the refrigerator for around 3-4 days.Refrigerating chicken helps slow bacterial growth, as bacteria tend to shrink when temperatures are below 40 degF (4degC).Also, store raw chicken in a closed container to stop any liquids spilling out and contaminating other food items. Chicken that has been cooked should be stored inside an airtight container.Chicken can be stored in the freezer if it is needed for longer than a few weeks.Raw chicken parts can be stored in the freezer for as long as nine months. Whole chickens, however, can be frozen for as long as one year. It is possible to store cooked chicken in the freezer between 2 and 6 months.A SUMMARYChicken that is raw can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week while cooked chicken will last anywhere between 3-4 days.How do you identify if your chicken is badChicken can go bad when it is kept in the fridge for longer than two days.Here are some ways to tell if the bird in your fridge is bad:It's past the "best by" date. Chicken -- raw and cooked -- that is past its "best when used before/before" date is more likely have gone bad.Colors shift. Raw or cooked chicken has changed to a gray-green shade. The spots that appear gray-green are caused by mold can be a sign of bacterial growth.Smell. Both raw and cooked chicken emit an acidic smell that resembles ammonia after it has gone bad. The smell may be difficult to discern if the chicken is marinated in spice mixes, sauces or herbs.Texture. Chicken that has a slimy texture has gone bad. Rinsing chickens does not kill bacteria. Instead, it could spread bacteria from the chicken to other foods and surfaces, leading to cross-contamination.You can throw out any chicken that has gone decaying in your refrigerator.A SUMMARYIt is easy to determine if your chicken has gone bad by its color, smell, acidic or sour taste or its slimy appearance.The risks of eating spoiled chickenFoodborne illness is also referred to as food poisoning, and can cause the consumption of spoiled chicken.There is a significant possibility of food poisoning due to chicken because it could be affected by bacteria like Campylobacter or Salmonella.This bacteria is usually eliminated by cooking fresh chicken.It is crucial to avoid eating or cooking spoiled chicken. While cooking and re-heating may kill some bacteria on the surface of the food, it's not enough to remove the toxins from bacteria. This could lead to food poisoning.Food poisoning may cause unpleasant and sometimes deadly symptoms.In extreme cases of food poisoning, hospitalization may be necessary.Don't eat the bird in the event that it appears like it's been rotten. It's always best to discard any chicken you think is rotten.SUMMARYEven if the chicken has been cooked correctly, eating rotten chicken can lead to food poisoning.The bottom lineRaw chicken can be kept in the fridge for up to 1-2 days, while the cooked chicken is good for 3-4 days.Check the "best before" date to determine if the chicken is in a state of decay. Also be on the lookout for indicators like an increase in texture, smell or color.Chicken that is soiled can cause food poisoning, even though it's been cooked correctly.

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