Serious Eats: Talk
Frozen chicken food safety
Hi all! I bought a whole 6-lb frozen chicken at the farmer's market on Saturday. It takes a long time to thaw, so I was thinking of parking it in the fridge and roasting it for a dinner party on the following Saturday evening, a full 7 days later. It now appears to be fully thawed (Tuesday morning), and all the internet searches I can find tell me that it's only safe to leave thawed raw chicken in the fridge for 2 days before it has to be cooked. I am sort of hoping that that's way too cautious, but I also do not want to make my guests sick. Help!