How Long Can Uncooked Chicken Stay in the Fridge?

How Long Can Uncooked Chicken Stay in the Fridge?

Uncooked chicken can safely stay in the fridge for only one to two days after its sell-by date before its condition starts to deteriorate. Raw chicken can last longer when it is placed in a freezer, which increases its usage time to up to nine months.

Uncooked chicken typically has a longer shelf life when it is kept in its original packaging while it is being refrigerated. When chicken is cooked, its shelf life when refrigerated increases from a maximum of two days to a maximum of four days. However, cooked chicken has a shorter freezer shelf life of only four months.