How long is cooked chicken good for?

@Shar19 (8237)
United States
March 3, 2009 1:19pm CST
I was wondering how long people keep chicken in the refrigerator after it has already been cooked. We always have some leftovers when I cook chicken but I never know how long it's still good for. I was going to make a casserole with the chicken but it was cooked last week.
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5 responses
@messageme (2821)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I usually don't keep things for more than a week no matter what it is. It seems the longer it is in the fridge the more dry it gets, plus who knows what is starting to grow on it!
@Shar19 (8237)
• United States
5 Mar 09
That's true. You never know what might be growing in there.
@ANTIQUELADY (36494)
• United States
3 Mar 09
if it's been a few days it's probably still good. i don't like to keep things a real long time. i'll usually just stick it in the freezer till i get ready to use it. hope it's good.
@Shar19 (8237)
• United States
3 Mar 09
Thanks for responding.
@daneg33 (1132)
• Canada
3 Mar 09
Since I eat chicken almost every night, there are never any leftovers in the fridge... LOL. I think about a week is the most time I would leave it in the fridge, it should be fine. Two weeks is definitely a no-no.
@Shar19 (8237)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I think you are right. Thanks for responding.
@lilybug (21185)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I don't normally keep cooked chicken more than like 3 days. If I have not used it up by then I normally pitch it just to be on the safe side.
@SomeCowgirl (32277)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I am not quite sure myself but wanted to say that I think the first responder was correct in saying a week would be sufficient, but two weeks wouldn't be wise. I am not sure if this is true, but I can only assume that the way you cook it might also be relevant to whether or not it stays fresh longer.