The Storage Time and Temperature Chart shows how long you can safely store raw and cooked chicken. To ensure it is at highest quality, storage longer than these times is not recommended. When freezing chicken, wrap parts separately in foil or freezer wrap. This makes it easy to defrost only the amount you need. Proper wrapping prevents "freezer burn," which results from contact with air.
|Chicken (Parts and Whole)||Internal Temperature||Freezer (0°F)|
|Raw chicken parts||1-2 days||9 months|
|Raw chicken giblets, ground chicken||1-2 days||3-4 months|
|Raw whole chicken||1-2 days||1 year|
|Cooked chicken parts, not in broth or gravy||3-4 days||4 months|
|Cooked whole chicken||3-4 days||4 months|
|Cooked ground chicken||1-2 days||1-3 months|