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#1 skae

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.

#2 PrincessPeach

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.

#3 Marchioness Flea

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.

#4 imamumto3

Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:27 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 01/05/2012, 12:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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.

this, although leftovers dont usually last that long

#5 skae

Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:42 PM

Thanks original.gif 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.

#6 bjk76

Posted 01 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

Why don't you freeze it in portions?

#7 skae

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.

#8 boyohboyx2

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.

#9 Chelara

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.

#10 ChunkyChook

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.

#11 Lagom

Posted 01 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

3 days.

#12 skae

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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