When is chicken fully cooked?
The USDA says that as long as all parts of the chicken have reached a minimum internal temperature of 165°, it is safe to eat.
The recommended internal temperature for safely cooked chicken is about 75°C (165°F). Use meat (or instant read) thermometer to determine the temperature of cooked meat. If you're cooking a whole chicken, assure that thermometer is inserted into the thickest part of the thigh and not touching bone.
The USDA says that as long as all parts of the chicken have reached a minimum internal temperature of 165°, it is safe to eat. The USDA further explains that even fully cooked poultry can sometimes show a pinkish tinge in the meat and juices.
A chicken is fully cooked to a safe-to-eat internal temperature at 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165° Fahrenheit. There should be no visible pink on the inside.
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