How Long Can Thawed Chicken Stay in the Refrigerator?

Properly stored in a refrigerator kept at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below, thawed or fresh chicken can keep for up to 2 days before it needs to be cooked or put into the freezer. This rule holds true for both chicken pieces and whole chicken. Once cooked, chicken can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 4 days before needing to be discarded.