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Best Ways To Store And Use Chicken

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store poultry.

All raw poultry should be stored at the bottom of the fridge in a clean, sealed container to stop it touching or dripping onto other things.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


Cut raw chicken breasts into strips, lay them on a tray and put the tray in the freezer. Once frozen you can pack the strips in bags and then pull out only what you need for upcoming meals, simply cooking them from frozen.

Fresher For Longer

Refrigerate or freeze chicken as soon as you get home from the grocery store and follow the storage instructions on the packaging.

Always keep cooked meats in the fridge, well wrapped and away from raw meat.

Use It Up

Raw chicken will last two to three days in the fridge and six months in the freezer. Once cooked, it will last for three to four days in the fridge or it can be frozen for up to four to six months. Defrost chicken in the fridge and eat within 24 hours. Always make sure to check the package instructions after purchasing.

Cut any leftover cooked chicken into strips and use it in a stir-fry. It also makes a great addition to salads, sandwiches or wraps for lunch the next day.

Did You Know?

It is required that pre-packaged meat and poultry include storage instructions on their packaging. Note the difference between the date labels and follow the storage instructions carefully.

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