Chicken is regarded as an essential protein in many households.This tasty and nutritious protein source is susceptible to contamination by bacteria. Proper preparation, storage, and cooking for this protein are essential.<img width="302" src="">It is easy to keep chicken in the refrigerator, but people often wonder how chickens can be kept in the refrigerator.This article can help you comprehend how long chicken will last in your fridge.How long will chicken last in the refrigerator?The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) states that raw chicken can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days. The same goes for raw turkey or other birds.The prepared chikem in the fridge for 3-4 days.The fridge may reduce the growth of bacteria because bacteria grow slower when temperatures fall below 40 degrees F (4 degree Celsius).Keep the fresh chicken in a closed container to avoid any liquids leakage and contamination of other food items. Keep the chicken that has been cooked in an airtight box.You can store chicken in the freezer if needed for longer than a few weeks.You can keep raw chicken pieces in the freezer for up to 9 months. Whole chickens can be frozen up to a year. You can store cooked chicken in the freezer for between 2 and six months.SummaryRaw? chicken could last for up to two days in the fridge, while cooked poultry can last 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator.How can you know whether your chicken is rottenIt is possible for chicken to go bad if you keep it in the fridge longer than a few weeks.These are some of the ways to determine if your chicken is rotten.It is beyond the "best before" date. Cooked or raw chicken that is not used before its "best by" dates is more likely to spoil.Changes color. Raw, cooked chicken that is starting to darken into a grey-green hue is not good. The spots that have gray-to-green mold may indicate bacterial infection.The scent of chicken. and cooked chicken both emit an acidic scent that could resemble ammonia if it is rotten. It is possible to miss this smell if your chicken is marinated in sauces and herbs.Texture. It is time to eliminate the slimy appearance. Rinsing chicken doesn't kill bacteria. Instead, it spreads bacteria from the chicken onto other surfaces and foods, leading to cross-contamination.If you suspect that the chicken is going to be rotten, it's best to dispose of it.SUMMARYIt is easy to tell if your chicken is in a bad state the moment its color begins to fade, it's developed an acidic or sour scent or has turned slimy.Risks associated with eating chicken that is rottenIt is possible to contract foodborne illness after eating rotten poultry, which is also known as food poisoning.There is a high possibility of food poisoning due to chicken due to the possibility of it being contamination by bacteria, such as Campylobacter or Salmonella.These bacteria are usually eliminated by cooking fresh chicken.Avoid eating or cooking spoiled chicken. Reheating and baking may kill bacteria on the surface, however it will not eliminate some of their toxins that could lead to food poisoning.Food poisoning can cause unpleasant and occasionally dangerous symptoms, such as a hyperfever (above 101.5degF or 38.6degC), nausea, chills, diarrhea, bloody stools, and dehydration.Sometimes, severe food poisoning can be a reason to seek hospitalization and even death.Do not eat chicken that's believed to be spoiled. It is best to throw out any chicken that appears be unclean.A SUMMARYEven if the chicken has been cooked well, eating spoiled chicken can lead to food poisoning.The bottom lineRaw chicken can be kept in the fridge for about two days. Cooked chicken keeps for 3-4 days.If you think the chicken you purchased is not as good, check for the "best-before" date. You'll notice indications of spoilage like changes in taste, texture as well as color and smell.You should avoid eating spoiled chicken.

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