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Many households view chicken as a common food. This healthy and delicious protein source is susceptible to bacterial contamination. It is therefore important to properly prepare, store, and cook it. Otherwise, it could cause food-borne disease. The convenience of keeping chickens in your fridge makes it easy however, many people are concerned how safe chicken can stay in the fridge. This article will show you how long chicken will last in your fridge. How long can chicken last in the fridge? According to the United States Department of Agriculture ("USDA") Raw chicken can stay in the fridge for approximately 1 to 2 days. Raw turkey and other poultry are as well qualified for the same treatment. Chikem cooked in the oven will last in the fridge for 3-4 days. The fridge may slow down bacterial growth because bacteria grow slower at temperatures below 40 degrees F (4 degrees Celsius). To stop raw chicken from leakage or contamination of other food items It is recommended to store the chicken in a leak-proof container. Cooked chicken should be refrigerated in an airtight container. It is possible to store chicken in the freezer if needed for longer than a couple of weeks. A whole chicken or even pieces of raw chicken can be kept in the freezer for up to nine months. For 2-6 months, you can keep the chicken that you have cooked in your freezer. SUMMARY Raw chicken may last up to 2 days in the fridge while cooked poultry can last up to 3-4 weeks in the refrigerator. How to determine if a chicken is bad If you've put chicken in the fridge for more than a couple of days, you're likely to find it has been rotten. Here are some ways to tell if the bird in your fridge is bad: It's beyond the "best by" date. Chicken -- cooked and raw that has gone past its "best when used before/before" date is more likely to have gone bad. Changes in color. Raw and cooked chicken that is beginning to change a gray-green color has gone bad. The spots of grayish-green mold indicate that there's a growth of bacterial. What does it smell as? When chicken is cooked, both raw and cooked, it releases an acidic smell. The smell may turn like ammonia as the chicken gets bad. It is possible to miss the smell if your bird is marinated in sauces and herbs. Texture. It is time to rid yourself of the slimy appearance. The chicken may be washed to kill any bacteria. Cross-contamination occurs when bacteria is spread from the chicken to other food items and Utensils. If you suspect the chicken has gone bad, it's best to dispose of it. Summary Chicken can be characterized by a change in color, an acidic or bitter taste, or a slimy texture. How to avoid the temptation of eating spoiled meat Foodborne illnesses can be contracted after eating rotten poultry, which is also known as food poisoning. Chicken is at chance of causing food poisoning because it could be infected with harmful bacteria such as Campylobacter, Salmonella and others. Normally the bacteria get eliminated after you cook your fresh poultry thoroughly. But, it is important to avoid eating or cooking the rotten chicken. Although cooking and re-heating can kill bacteria in the air, it does not get rid of all the toxins bacteria produces, which could cause food poisoning when they are eaten. Food poisoning may cause discomfort , and even death. Sometimes severe food poisoning may require hospitalization, and sometimes even death. How to tell if the chicken has spoiled shouldn't take a bite of your chicken if suspect that it has been spoilt. You must throw out any chicken you suspect is damaged. Summary Even though the chicken was cooked perfectly it is possible to get food poisoning from eating it. The bottom line Raw chicken keeps in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days, while the cooked chicken is kept for 3-4 days. If you suspect the chicken you purchased is not as good, be sure to check for the "best-before" date. You will be able to see indications of spoilage like changes in taste, texture scent, color, and texture. Food poisoning is often caused by the rotten chicken.