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Old 07-03-2006, 02:59 PM   #1
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Question on chicken safety...

How long is raw chicken good for?

I pulled it out of the freezer Thursday night to defrost in the fridge...now it's Monday. I'd like to cook it tonight. Am I pushing it?

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Old 07-03-2006, 03:12 PM   #2
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How long is raw chicken good for?

I pulled it out of the freezer Thursday night to defrost in the fridge...now it's Monday. I'd like to cook it tonight. Am I pushing it?
What was the sell-by date on the package? Regardless, most people would cook it so use your own discretion.
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Old 07-03-2006, 03:27 PM   #3
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What was the sell-by date on the package? Regardless, most people would cook it so use your own discretion.
It was frozen when I purchased it and the package is gone. I cooked some of them on Friday night but we didn't eat them all so they are in the fridge.
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Old 07-03-2006, 04:44 PM   #4
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I think it's perfectly fine to cook them tonight. Think about it - they weren't completely thawed until Friday. If I were in your shoes, & obviously this is just my opinion, I'd definitely & most happily cook & eat them tonight.
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If no strange smell, cook them.
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Old 07-03-2006, 05:38 PM   #6
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I go by the sell by/use by date too. Since they were frozen when you bought them, and you thawed them Thursday, I wouldnt eat it simply because it would be in my mind as to whether it is good or bad.
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