How Long Can You Freeze Cooked Chicken?

Last Updated on May 1, 2021 by cmoarz

How long will cooked chicken keep in the freezer before it spoils? That’s a great question, and you are probably here because you just put some in your freezer and now you are wondering how long it’ll last before you have to use it. The answer is pretty simple.

How Long Can You Freeze Cooked Chicken

How long can you freeze cooked chicken?

The average time you can freeze cooked chicken according to the FDA is 1-6 months. This changes based on the type of chicken dish you are freezing. It takes into considerations such as;

  • Has it been deep-fried
  • Is it covered with gravy, broth, or other toppings?
  • Etc.

But on average, most chicken will be on the longer end of 6 months. You can view the FDA printable chart here, Or bookmark this page with Ctrl-D.

FDA Food Freezer storage chart

How long can you store cooked chicken in the fridge?

You may be curious about just leaving it in the fridge. I mean yeah, we’ve all been there. Your thinking about freezing tonight leftovers but you don’t really want to get up. How close am I?

Well, Luckily the FDA chart also has you covered. You can leave the cooked chicken in the fridge for 3-4 days before it needs to be tossed. So you can always swing by the fridge in the morning instead of getting up just this seconds. Or maybe after the next Netflix episode…

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