Can I eat it?
September 16, 2016 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Supermarket roast chicken from Tuesday; it's been stored in a glass tupperware in the fridge in shredded form. Today is Friday. Google says 3-4 days for a cooked chicken. So we're on the edge. I rilly want to mix this in with some instant ramen noodles. Worth the risk?
posted by bleep to Food & Drink (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I would probably eat it a week from now.
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 4:07 PM on September 16, 2016 [26 favorites]


I'd definitely eat it.
posted by MsMolly at 4:10 PM on September 16, 2016


Totes fine.
posted by Cosine at 4:10 PM on September 16, 2016


It's been in the fridge the whole time? Hells yeah it's safe.
posted by Etrigan at 4:10 PM on September 16, 2016


Heck yes
posted by too bad you're not me at 4:14 PM on September 16, 2016


I would eat that ramen
posted by bilabial at 4:19 PM on September 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Totally safe. Eat it. The internet commands you.
posted by chasles at 4:22 PM on September 16, 2016 [4 favorites]


Yes. I don't think you're even on the edge - "good for 3-4 days" means days beyond the day you put it in the fridge. Wednesday = 1, Thursday = 2, Friday = 3.
posted by Joey Buttafoucault at 4:24 PM on September 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


Can I come over and eat some of that ramen? (By which I mean yes please eat it)
posted by Sara C. at 4:25 PM on September 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


I tend to be pretty conservative and would not hesitate to eat that chicken.
posted by usonian at 4:25 PM on September 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


My household, which admittedly contains zero food scientists, wouldn't even come within a million miles of blinking before consuming this.
posted by charmedimsure at 4:25 PM on September 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


I did this last week. The chicken was bought on Friday evening and I ate the last of it on Monday evening. I was hesitant about it but I was fine, hopefully you will be too.
posted by kinddieserzeit at 4:25 PM on September 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Presuming it was put in the fridge in a timely manner, 3 days is fine. If you're feeling paranoid just make sure you reheat it quickly to above 80°c and keep it there for a few minutes, but personally I'd be happy to eat it cold.
posted by howfar at 4:31 PM on September 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


My husband would definitely eat this, but I would not.
posted by rozee at 4:41 PM on September 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


I would smell it before I committed to eating it. If it smells ok, I would eat it. If it smells iffy, I would throw it out. (But honestly, in the fridge on Tuesday? I wouldn't've thought twice about it.)
posted by leahwrenn at 4:54 PM on September 16, 2016 [2 favorites]


I have eaten it and will again.
posted by rtha at 4:57 PM on September 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Go ahead. I often eat supermarket rotisserie chicken that is 5-7 days old. Any time longer, then no.
posted by 81818181818181818181 at 4:59 PM on September 16, 2016


Oh my, I've eaten rotisserie chicken from the fridge much older than this. I didn't even know there was a recommended time frame.
posted by megancita at 5:08 PM on September 16, 2016


Well I am nomming on this ramen as we speak and it's very yum so I hope you all were right :)
posted by bleep at 5:15 PM on September 16, 2016 [10 favorites]


I'm VERY conservative about food safety and I would totally eat that! I wouldn't even blink. I'd probably feed it to my kid.
posted by Aquifer at 8:11 PM on September 16, 2016


Eat.
posted by slateyness at 8:29 PM on September 16, 2016 [1 favorite]


Go ahead it is good. I buy a Costco chicken, and expect it to last a week. But, it goes straight into the fridge when I get home. It stays in the fridge only to come out for slicing. I don't touch it with anything but a clean knife and fork to cut from it. I leave it in the pan it came in for cutting. I don't transfer it to a cutting board, unless it is the piece I have cut off.
posted by Oyéah at 8:56 PM on September 17, 2016


I wouldn't fuck with raw chicken but cooked chicken lasts a lot longer than those food safety guidelines that say like 1-2 days for some reason. I've never had a problem or weird smells from 4-5 day cooked chicken.
posted by OnTheLastCastle at 1:07 PM on September 19, 2016


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