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    How long does chicken last in fridge?

    I've decided to start eating better in order to get the gains I want, but I'm always too busy to cook the food I need to eat. I'm thinking that the best way is to prepare a ton of food at once and live off of that for a few days. My main concern is how long is certain stuff good in the fridge, particularly chicken breast?

    I also wouldn't mind making like a gallon sized protein shake to keep in the fridge, but I recall hearing somewhere that this is not a good idea. It this an OK thing to do, and if so, how long can I expect this to be good for? (water, protein powder, heavy cream, strawberries).

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    For chicken I would say 5 days but I've gone longer, maybe my fridg is colder than most.

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    Thanks!! 5 days is perfect :-)

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    Chicken?

    I say its good until its either too slimy to pick up or it smells bad.

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    Originally posted by Monolith
    Chicken?

    I say its good until its either too slimy to pick up or it smells bad.



    I don't eat ANYTHING that's left in the fridge more than 3 days.
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    Originally posted by TJohn
    For chicken I would say 5 days but I've gone longer, maybe my fridg is colder than most.

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    I follow the three day rule. But then again I like to break the rules!
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    Here is a chart that was posted a while ago...

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    thanks everyone!! especially lina for that link!

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    I grill 5-6 days worth of chicken at a time.

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    Originally posted by Showdown
    I grill 5-6 days worth of chicken at a time.

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    Maybe if you put a bowl of water and some feed,it would stay in there longer...


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    Originally posted by Dero
    Maybe if you put a bowl of water and some feed,it would stay in there longer...


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    I go with five days, too. I make my a few pounds of chicken on Sunday and bag it up to bring to work. Whatever I don't eat by Friday COB goes in the garbage. Sometimes (especially if there is a real good sale happening) I will make a lot of chicken and put the cooked chicken in the freezer to make it even easier in the long term.
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    Chicken will dry up in a fridge after awhile, I dont think I've left anything longer than 2 days. I usually cook 3-6 at a time, and dont usually go over 6 chicken breasts in a day, and cooking them doesn't take that long.

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