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Chicken Food Safety Shelf Life

Shelf life of a cooked chicken?

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Shelf life of a cooked chicken?

TroyTempest | Feb 2, 2009 12:37 PM

My wife and I had an umm disagreement the other day. I had a 6 day old roasted chicken in the fridge that I was going to eat. She said that she thought it too old to be safe. I said, basically it is cooked, as long as it smells ok, it should be ok. When I pointed out that we eat lunch meat that is that old all the time, she said that is because it is full of preservatives (which i don't think is always the case).
Nevertheless, I ate the chicken, the wife and kids stayed away and no ones mind was changed.
So, is there a rule of thumb for leftover poultry? Anyone?

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