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How Long Does Opened, Store-Bought Chicken Stock Last In The Fridge?
Chicken stock can last in the refrigerator for three to four days in a fridge set at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or lower, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
If you can't use it within four days, transfer it to a freezer-safe container and store it in a freezer set at 0 degrees F or lower, where it will last for two to three months.
The first surefire way to check for spoiled stock is to use your nose. If it smells like anything other than fresh chicken, it should be thrown away.
If you can't tell by sniffing, pour some liquid into a clear glass container to check for a change of color and signs of cloudiness or mold, all of which signal bad chicken stock.
Even if you don't see any obvious signs of spoilage, if it has been open for longer than four days, your best bet is to toss it out.