Still ok to use this rotisserie chicken to make soup?

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Posted 11/18/2012 by liasmommy2000 in NSBR Board

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Posted: 11/18/2012 9:55:27 AM
I tend to be overly careful so on one hand I don't want to but on the other I hate to waste it.

Bought a rotisserie chicken Thursday night. It has a sell by date of tomorrow but that seems a long time to me. Anyway half is still left. Do you think it's ok to make soup with it today? Note that the soup is for TOMORROW nights dinner.

Would you use it or not? I've always been a cook it and eat it within the next two days girl (at least in regards to chicken) but am trying to live wildly and not waste as much.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:00:18 AM
I'd use it.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:02:30 AM
Definitely would use it!



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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:05:58 AM
I'd use it.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:30:15 AM
I would not use it. I use it the day I buy it, and the following day, that is it. (Usually I freeze the leftovers the day we first eat it though)

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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:31:28 AM
We keep leftovers for a week. It's fine.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:32:18 AM
I'd use it.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:50:09 AM
I almost always say throw it but in this case even I'd use it.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 2:06:48 PM
Use it!

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Posted: 11/18/2012 2:22:29 PM
4 days is usually my standard. I would use it but would make sure any of the soup leftovers are frozen or eaten by the next day.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 2:31:03 PM
For a soup where I could bring it up to a boil for a few minutes I'd use it. For a cold dish, like chicken salad, where it wouldn't be recooked I'd skip it.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 2:36:22 PM
I would use it for as long as it looks/smells/tastes good. They are conservative with their Use By dates, not liberal.

And especially for a soup that will be boiled.

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