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Does Cooked Chicken Liver Last In The Fridge?

Learn how to store cooked and uncooked chicken livers and how to tell if your chicken livers have gone bad!

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Chicken liver is an acquired taste. Some people love liver or while others find its flavor off-putting (likely due to its high iron content).

The purpose of this article is to help you reduce food waste by answering such questions as to how long can you keep chicken livers in the fridge, do they go bad, can you reheat them, can they be frozen, and more.

Let’s dive in…

How Long Does Chicken Liver Last In The Fridge?

Cooked Chicken Liver

When properly stored in the refrigerator, at or below 40° F, the 1cooked chicken liver will last 3 to 4 days per the FDA’s Refrigerator & Freezer Storage Chart.

Raw Chicken Liver

On the other hand, raw chicken livers and other giblets will last only 1 to 2 days in the fridge, when stored properly at or below 40°F.

Can You Reheat Cooked Chicken Livers?

Yes, you can reheat cooked chicken liver. Just be sure your chicken livers are reheated to an internal temperature of 165°F.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Can You Keep Cooked Beef Liver In The Fridge?

Once cooked, beef liver will stay good in the fridge for 3 to 4 days if stored properly at or below 40°F.

How Can You Tell If Chicken Livers Are Bad?

Cooked Chicken Liver

Fortunately, there are several ways to tell if your chicken liver is bad without eating it.

You should rely on your senses of smell, sight, and feel.

If your container of cooked chicken liver smells “off”, has visible signs of mold, has color changes, or feels slimy, toss the livers immediately.

Raw Chicken Liver

Sometimes, it’s a little harder to tell if raw chicken livers have gone bad.

Fortunately, you can also use your sense of smell.

First of all, if your raw chicken livers have a strong ammonia-like odor when you open the package, toss them. Chicken liver should not have an ammonia odor.

Secondly, the way some stores package chicken livers can make it difficult to tell whether they are moist (which is normal) or if they’re slimy (not good).

Once you’ve opened the package and determined they have no ammonia-like odor, feel them. If you’re unsure whether they are moist or if they’re slimy, give them a rinse. Then feel them again. They should not be slimy.

Can You Freeze Chicken Livers?

Yes, you can freeze chicken livers. If frozen at a constant 0°F or below, the frozen chicken liver will remain safe indefinitely. However, the quality will suffer greatly and you’ll likely find it inedible.

Realistically, chicken liver, if properly frozen, should retain its quality for 3 or 4 months in the freezer. Please see my article about how to freeze liver for detailed instructions ho how to properly freeze chicken liver.

Final Thoughts From Cost-Effective Kitchen

The chicken liver is a coveted delicacy in many parts of the world, but it’s an acquired taste for others.

The purpose of this article was to answer questions that come up often about how long cooked chicken liver lasts, do they go bad, can you reheat them, and more – not just from a culinary standpoint but also from a food safety perspective.

We hope we’ve been able to help you reduce food waste by answering these questions so you’re one ingredient closer to maintaining a cost-effective kitchen.

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