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How long in the fridge?
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:03 PM
How long would you keep a chicken bake in the fridge (to eat a portion each day). Its got chicken, potato, carrot, onion and celery; the sauce is made from water, milk, stock powder, butter and flour, and it's topped with cheese and breadcrumbs.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:09 PM
72 hours is the timeframe for leftovers recomended by the state health organisations & i generally stick to it - though i'm paranoid about food poisioning.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:12 PM
A week or less.
I keep most foods a week. And I make sure I reheat them VERY well.
Rice gets thrown out the next day if not eaten.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:42 PM
Thanks I've usually always thrown my leftovers out after 3 days, but I've only done that becuase I learnt from my mum who is quite anal about how long she keeps food. I was hoping to be able to keep it for about 5 days and just have a bit for lunch each day, heated till piping in the oven. Will give it a go and see how it goes.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:55 PM
I tried freezing it, but the potato in it didnt freeze well. I could leave out the potato I guess but that is my favourite part.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:50 PM
Sounds very similar to something I make to serve with rice instead of potatoes but I add some curry powder as well as stock powder. A chef I know has a rule of 2-3 days for chicken in the fridge and I go by that too and have never had a problem.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:26 PM
It's the potato and dairy aspect of it that would have me hesitant to eat t longer than 3 days old. Just plain, not in a sauce, baked chook I think 4-5 days is fine, starchy moist/dairy based meals less.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:06 PM
A WEEK?! Really?
I would eat it the next day and possibly the next. No way would I eat something on a Thursday that I cooked the Friday before, I wouldnt even eat it on the Monday after.
Posted 01 May 2012 - 09:22 PM
Hehe, it's a pretty divisive topic it seems! If I cut the potato up really finely, do you think it would freeze better than the larger chunks of potato?
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