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Where on a chicken do I check its temperature when cooked?

I'm roasting a whole chicken. Which part of the chicken do I check with a thermometer to make sure its fully cooked? Thanks.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:08 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Food & Drink

Answers (6)
  • between the leg and breast joint
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:08 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • the thickest part
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 6:09 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • I always put the thermometer in the breast meat, not touching bone or going into the cavity. Another way to check is if the leg joint will bend easily between the drumstick and thigh.
    michiganmom116

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 6:12 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • .

    musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 6:22 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • That is correct! In the thickest part of the thigh. Dark meat needs to be cooked to a higher temp. If you check just the breast it may not be cooked all the way in the thigh.
    http://www.fsis.usda.gov/is_it_done_yet/brochure_text/index.asp
    chefjen

    Answer by chefjen at 9:45 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • thickest part of thigh
    luvschocolate

    Answer by luvschocolate at 10:17 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

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