- How long does chicken salad last in the fridge? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions - refrigerate chicken salad within two hours of preparing or purchasing.
To maximize the shelf life of chicken salad for safety and quality, refrigerate the chicken salad in airtight containers.
Properly stored, chicken salad will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
How long can chicken salad be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; chicken salad should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
How to tell if chicken salad is bad? If chicken salad develops an off odor, flavor or appearance, or if mold appears, it should be discarded; do not taste first.
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