Cooking chicken and eating it later
I used the 'search' feature and found a few related threads, but I didn't find an exact answer to my question. So I am posting this new thread.
What I would like to do is this:
Buy a bag of frozen, boneless chicken breasts
Thaw, then cook a few of them and store them in the refrigerator immediately after cooking
Eat the chicken in sandwiches for lunch in the following days.
I understand that while refrigerated, the chicken needs to stay under 40F. I'm trying to pack lunches and snacks for myself while I spend most of the day on campus. I can store the chicken in an insulated bag along with gel 'ice packs,' and I think this will stay below 40 degrees.
However, for safety purposes, do I need to re-heat the chicken, or is it still safe to eat it cold assuming it has stayed below 40F?