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Is it possible to make sure my chicken is fully cooked if I don't have a meat thermometer?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:02 AM on Jun. 12, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • cut it open and make sure there is no pink..it should be white
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 10:03 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Cut into the breast meat, if its white and the juice is clear, its cooked.
    kuriequinn

    Answer by kuriequinn at 10:04 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Okay thanks ladies!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:05 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • I never use a thermometer. I too just make sure there is no pink or juice left.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • the juices like someone said above... also if it has a bone, when thoroughly cooked, the bone turns dark and the chicken comes off the bone very easily
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 1:57 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Poke the chicken only clear fluid should be coming out, and ofcourse the meat should all be white, but not soft..
    psychobilly_mom

    Answer by psychobilly_mom at 6:47 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Agreeing with figaro. Experience is the best teacher. Use tongs to cook. Feel the chicken as it cooks. Pay attention to the changes in texture as it cooks. Watch how the juices run. After several times of cooking and observation, you will begin to know when it is done without a thermometer or without poking holes in it or cutting it. One handy test to tell if it is done is to pick it up with the tongs, turn it on it's side, press it against the pan. If it is pliable and tender enough to almost fall apart...it's done. There shouldn't be any pink juices running out of those creases when you are performing that test.
    NikkiMomof2grls

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 10:34 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

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