Chicken is one of those foods that is easy to overcook because many people are afraid of undercooking it and getting sick. How do you overcome this? Simple. Get a fast and accurate thermometer, cook to the correct and safe internal temperature, and never overcook chicken again.
Temperature Tip: The USDA-recommended temperature for chicken is 165°F
Whether you are cooking on the stove top, grill, or oven, use an instant-read thermometer, like the Thermapen Mk4, to check the internal temperature. To do this: Insert the tip of your Thermapen probe into the thermal center of the chicken. The chicken will be safe to eat at 165ºF. If your piece of chicken hasn’t reached that temperature yet, continue to cook it and check again regularly until it’s done. Learn more about getting an accurate temperature reading in chicken, here.
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