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How long will chicken breasts keep in fridge?

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How long will chicken breasts keep in fridge?

andytee | Feb 28, 2008 06:07 PM

Curious for feedback on this, I tend to cook meat as soon as I buy it, or, if frozen, thaw it and cook it right away, but I have some chicken I need some advice on.

We had some boneless skinless chicken breasts in the freezer for a while, I don't cook them much but like them in a stir fry or curry sometimes. Pulled them out to cook tonight or tomorrow, but circumstances have conspired against me: My loving wife is away tonight at an event I forgot about, and I don't feel like cooking all that chicken for myself when we have leftover lamb stew, and we are taking a last minute trip out of town that nixes dinner for tomorrow and the day after. The chicken was in the freezer and just got thawed enough to cook in time for dinner today. How long will it keep? Can I make it for dinner Sunday (i.e. 3 days later than I would have cooked it)?

Any thoughts as to whether it would keep better cooked or raw? I could just grill/poach/broil the breasts to have some cooked meat in the fridge, but would rather make chicken with garlic and broccoli on Sunday.

Let me know what you think.

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