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    If I cooked a chicken on Monday...

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    Is it still ok to eat today (Saturday)? It looks fine... it smells fine... its been in the fridge the whole time. It was a monster huge bird, 9lbs, that I roasted late Monday evening. I've been eating it all week, but didn't yesterday and I'm just not sure about today.

    Anyone?

    I was also going to use the carcass for soup, but don't want to if its going to make me ill.

    I'm so much better with beef.
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    I think most people would not eat it after 5-ish days. I would smell it, and maybe take a little nibble and if that seemed okay I would eat it. I have an iron stomach though. Also, I imagine if you boiled it, it would be okay.
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    No problem. Let your nose decide. I often use chicken for salad several days after I roast it - as long as it has been in the fridge and smells good. A friend of mine will discard any leftovers older than 20 hours (meaning that she would not eat the rest of her dinner for dinner on the subsequent day). I almost started crying when she told me. So much waste. I hope she at least cooks fairly small portions and does not throw away food too often.

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    I'd probably eat it. But it takes a lot for me to get food poisoning

    As far as the carcass goes, if you're going to simmer it for a 24 hr period (or something like that) I'd imagine there wouldn't be any bacteria that would survive that.
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    Really, people wouldn't eat it after 5 days?

    If it looks, smells and tastes fine, chances are... it's fine. Don't waste food.

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    I've kept stuff in the fridge twice that long and ate it, lol. And then on the other hand I have an uncle that if food sets out more than 15 minutes he freaks out over the "bacteria" in it and carrys it to the trash can with tongs.

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    We've become such snobs since the advent of the fridge!

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    How was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyGoat4130 View Post
    I've kept stuff in the fridge twice that long and ate it, lol.
    This.
    And then on the other hand I have an uncle that if food sets out more than 15 minutes he freaks out over the "bacteria" in it and carrys it to the trash can with tongs.
    I've left stuff out all night and ate it the next morning. For a lot of things it doesn't really matter IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarthFriendly View Post
    How was it?
    Since you asked... not ok It looked fine, the initial sniff test came back fine, then I cut into it. Not fine. Like, no question, not fine. Not even feed to the dogs ok.

    I was very sad. I hate wasted food.
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