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Old 04-26-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
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ISO Raw chicken..how long is it good?

I bought a huge unsplit chicken breast on Tuesday...I bought it from behind the meat counter, so it wasn't prepackaged with a "use by" date on it.

How long do you think it's good for? I am not really in the mood for cooking tonight. Is Friday OK...or even Saturday?

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Old 04-26-2007, 05:58 PM   #2
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If I were you & definitely didn't want to cook it tonight, I'd DEFINITELY plan on cooking it no later than tomorrow. If you don't have a specific recipe in mind, just cook it & use the cooked meat in something. Better than having to toss it out.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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Without knowing how it was wrapped, how long it was in your car before you got it home, how cold your refrigerator is, and where you stored it in your refrigerator, I'd say you're pushing it. Too many variables to let it go any longer without cooking it.

I would recommend cooking tonight and reheating it tomorrow or do as BreezyCooking suggested, cook it, then freeze it for use in a recipe later on.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:23 PM   #4
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It was wrapped in plastic and white butcher paper..went from the store to my car to my home in minutes time (it is about 15 blocks away). It was in the bottom back of the fridge..

I do have a specific recipe..and all the ingredients but it's not a good night to cook (too tired). Is it too late to freeze it?
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:27 PM   #5
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OK, I just called the meat department..they said they got fresh chicken in on Tuesday (they get it every other day) so it should be good tomorrow...??
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:31 PM   #6
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I don't think it's too late to freeze it. Just be certain you thaw it in the refrigerator when you are ready to use it.
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Old 04-26-2007, 06:35 PM   #7
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Thanks!

I think I'll do that...I knew I could count on DC!
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