And How To Store
We take an in-depth look at leaving chicken to sit out at room temperature, and what the potential risks are.
You can only leave cooked chicken at room temperature for a maximum of 2 hours.
If you leave cooked (or raw) chicken to sit out at room temperature, it falls perfectly in the temperature danger zone.
Store cooked meats together on the same shelf. Don’t store cooked chicken close to raw chicken (or meat), fresh vegetables, and dairy.
It is possible to freeze cooked chicken. However, after you’ve placed the cooked chicken or chicken dish in an airtight container, you have to wrap the entire container with foil.
If you properly store cooked chicken inside the fridge, it will easily last between 3-4 days. Don’t keep the chicken for longer than this period, and make sure to always check its freshness before reheating and eating it.
Cooked chicken that has gone bad will usually discolor first. It will become pale and sometimes even green.