Food Expiration Dates 101: When to Keep and Toss Leftovers

Unlike a gallon of milk or a jar of pickles, leftovers don't come stamped with an expiration date. Don't resort to the sniff test with that extra slide of pie or uneaten chicken -- we've got you covered with food expiration dates from StillTasty.com (27 Photos)

Lisa Cericola on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:57AM

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Food Expiration Dates 101: When to Keep and Toss Leftovers

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Cooked Chicken (Except Fried)

Three to four days in the refrigerator or four months in the freezer.

Refrigerate cooked chicken within two hours of cooking in a shallow, airtight container or wrapped tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Freezer time is for best quality -- foods kept at zero degrees Fahrenheit will be safe to eat indefinitely.

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