How To Check Chicken Temperature

How To Check Chicken Temperature

As the weather gets colder, roast chicken dinners become more and more alluring.

But to get that chicken cooked just right, you have to make sure the bird has reached the appropriate temperature to ensure that the meal is both safe to eat and tasty too. Check out the tips below to make sure your roast chicken turns out just right.


First and foremost, use a meat thermometer. With this handy tool you will always be able to accurately assess temperature.

Placement Matters

The densest areas of the chicken are the best places to measure temperature. Examining the breast, thigh or leg will give you the most accurate reading.

165 Degrees

Aim to get the bird to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.


The good news is that thigh meat can actually taste more tender when overcooked.