Raw chicken can be safely stored in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.The chicken should be wrapped or stored in a container.
Raw chicken can be frozen for up to 9 months. After this time, the chicken can lose its flavor and texture.
Chicken should not be left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours. Bacteria grows rapidly in warmer temperatures and presents the risk of food borne illness.
It is recommended that raw chicken be left in its original packaging to extend its shelf life. Chicken packages are marked with a sell-by date and should be consumed within 1 to 2 days of this date.