How Long Does Homemade Chicken Gravy Last?


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3-4 days
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2-3 months


Shelf Life Tips

  • How long does homemade chicken gravy last? The exact answer depends to a large extent on storage conditions - refrigerate chicken gravy within two hours of cooking.
  • To maximize the shelf life of homemade chicken gravy, refrigerate in covered airtight containers.
  • How long does homemade chicken gravy last in the refrigerator? Properly stored, homemade chicken gravy will keep for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
  • When reheating homemade chicken gravy, always bring the gravy to a rolling boil before serving.
  • To further extend the shelf life of chicken gravy, freeze it; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
  • How long does homemade chicken gravy last in the freezer? Properly stored, chicken gravy will maintain best quality for about 3 months in the freezer, but will remain safe beyond that time.
  • How long does homemade chicken gravy last at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; homemade chicken gravy should be discarded if left for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
  • How to tell if homemade chicken gravy is bad or spoiled? The best way is to smell and look at the gravy; discard any homemade gravy with an off smell or appearance, do not taste the gravy first.

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