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FOOD STORAGE — HOW LONG CAN YOU KEEP...

CHICKEN BROTH, STOCK OR CONSOMME — HOMEMADE

RefrigeratorRefrigerator
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 4-5 days
Freezer Freezer
Blue Arrow Blue Arrow 4-6 months
Tips
  • How long does cooked chicken stock last in the fridge or freezer? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — refrigerate chicken stock within two hours of cooking.
  • To maximize the shelf life of cooked chicken stock for safety and quality, refrigerate the chicken stock promptly in covered airtight containers.
  • Properly stored, cooked chicken stock will last for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
  • To further extend the shelf life of cooked chicken stock, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does cooked chicken stock last in the freezer? Properly stored, it will maintain best quality for about 4 to 6 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • The freezer time shown is for best quality only — cooked chicken stock that has been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
  • How long does cooked chicken stock last after being frozen and thawed? Cooked chicken stock that has been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator before cooking; chicken stock that was thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
  • How long can cooked chicken stock be safely left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked chicken stock should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
  • How to tell if cooked chicken stock is bad? If cooked chicken stock develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded.

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