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I boiled some chicken last week, and saved the stock for future use. But, as I don't have enough freezer space, I just put it in the fridge, so it has been liquid.

Since, it has been a week, is it still safe to use?


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This is answered in How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer? (see "cooked dishes"). – Aaronut Apr 7 '13 at 20:38
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Chicken broth is one of the most perishable foods there is—it is nearly a perfect growth medium.

The FDA recommends storing it no more than 3-4 days.

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I would recommend only keeping chicken stock two or three days after cooking - much like cooked chicken itself.

If your stock was made with vegetables, I would keep it for even less time - not because of safety, but because vegetable stocks quickly turn bitter.

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