What is a safe baked chicken temperature?


Quick Answer

Baked chicken is considered safe to consume after it reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit when tested at the thickest part of the breast and the innermost part of the thigh and wing. Measure the temperature of the chicken before removing it from the oven.

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Typically, baking an unstuffed chicken that weighs between 4 and 8 pounds takes around 20 to 30 minutes per pound in a 375 F oven. Stuffed chickens generally take an additional 15 to 30 minutes. When baking a stuffed bird, ensure that the temperatures of both the chicken and the center of the stuffing reach 165 F.

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