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I cooked chicken and made up enchilada with sour cream and the green sauce and made extra. How many days can I keep them in the refrigerator before reheating?

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I would heat within 3 days. From that point on, first flavor will decay, then quality of tortillas...then, say after about a week, they will get progressively nasty.


I would store for up to three days. If you're concerned about too many leftovers, throw them in the freezer. They will last for 1-2 months and you can have yummy enchiladas any time! I have done this with no negative effects on the taste or structural integrity of the enchilada.


Due to the presence of sour cream, they will keep no longer that any other dairy product. I would be more concerned about the consistency the the tortillas. Have you already stuffed them?

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    Downvoted because you are perpetuating the myth that food keeps as short as its most perishable ingredient. This is not true; there are many examples of foods which will keep shorter than their least stable ingredient! In this case, the enchiladas are only good for 3 days, just like any other cooked food, but sour cream will last weeks on its own. – rumtscho Apr 21 '14 at 0:00

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