Does Chicken Broth Go Bad?

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Chicken broth does go bad after a certain amount of time. According to EatByDate, unopened chicken broth has a shelf life of approximately one year in the pantry. Opened chicken broth lasts four to five days in the refrigerator.

The best way to store unopened chicken broth is to place it in a cool, dark pantry in the original packaging. Opened chicken broth should be removed from its packaging, placed in an airtight container and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. The best way to store homemade chicken broth is by canning it or freezing it. Homemade chicken broth can also be refrigerated for up to six days.