Cooking Times
Chicken Parts
How to cut


The Storage Time and Temperature Chart shows how long you can safely store raw and cooked chicken. To ensure it is at highest quality, storage longer than these times is not recommended.

When freezing chicken, wrap parts separately in foil or freezer wrap. This makes it easy to defrost only the amount you need. Proper wrapping prevents "freezer burn," which results from contact with air.

Raw chicken parts 1-2 days 9 months
Raw chicken giblets, ground chicken 1-2 days 3-4 months
Raw whole chicken 1-2 days 1 year
Cooked chicken parts, not in broth or gravy 3-4 days 4 months
Cooked whole chicken 3-4 days 4 months
Cooked ground chicken 1-2 days 1-3 months

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