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Old 05-29-2009, 08:45 PM   #1
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How long with chicken stock keep in the fridge?

I made some chicken stock from leftovers from a whole chicken. How long will it keep in the fridge. Is there a tip for freezing it?? I've thought about using ziplock bags and ice cube trays but there ziplock bags seem awkward and I think I would need quite a few ice cube trays to freeze the amount I made.

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Old 05-29-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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I use quart and/or pint freezer boxes...Look for them in your grocer's canning section!


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Old 05-29-2009, 09:08 PM   #3
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Thanks, any idea on how long the stock should keep in the fridge? A week, 2 weeks??
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:44 PM   #4
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I'd limit refrigeration to 5 days.

I freeze stock in 1 quart freezer Ziplocks. It's easier if you stand the bag up in a bowl or small pan so it will stay open and upright while you fill it. Put in exactly 4 cups of stock then seal it squeezing out as much air as possible. Lay the bags flat on a cookie sheet and freeze them, then you can stack them in the freezer easily and they'll stay where you put them.
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Old 05-29-2009, 09:48 PM   #5
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IMO there is no definitive answer...lots of variables... not the least of which is the Temperature of Your refrigerator...At my house...and I have a very cold refrigerator...3 days and I would use it or freeze it..Much beyond that..IMO you begin to play Russian Roulette....

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Old 05-29-2009, 10:01 PM   #6
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I'd limit refrigeration to 5 days.

I freeze stock in 1 quart freezer Ziplocks. It's easier if you stand the bag up in a bowl or small pan so it will stay open and upright while you fill it. Put in exactly 4 cups of stock then seal it squeezing out as much air as possible. Lay the bags flat on a cookie sheet and freeze them, then you can stack them in the freezer easily and they'll stay where you put them.

Thanks, I did what you suggested. My freezer space is tight but the flatness of the ziplock bags work just right.
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:51 PM   #7
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Try frezzing it stays around longer.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:58 PM   #8
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i like to keep it up to 4-5 days .. because usually i cook for my little kids .. i am a bit afrid when it comes to them,
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Old 08-14-2009, 08:40 AM   #9
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I made some chicken stock from leftovers from a whole chicken. How long will it keep in the fridge. Is there a tip for freezing it?? I've thought about using ziplock bags and ice cube trays but there ziplock bags seem awkward and I think I would need quite a few ice cube trays to freeze the amount I made.
Chicken and pork stock lasts for about a month or two. You can make it several times a year and freeze it in ice cube trays for storage in freezer bags. Here's a cool tip from me: make more frozen stock when you still have a large bag of it left: what you do is empty the bag of stock cubes into hot stock to cool down the new batch. This prevents dilution of the stock.
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Chicken and pork stock lasts for about a month or two. You can make it several times a year and freeze it in ice cube trays for storage in freezer bags. Here's a cool tip from me: make more frozen stock when you still have a large bag of it left: what you do is empty the bag of stock cubes into hot stock to cool down the new batch. This prevents dilution of the stock.
Also, be sure your freezer temperature is actually low enough to keep things frozen. You should invest in a thermometer for your freezer to be totally certain. Otherwise the stock may not be frozen properly.
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