How long and at what temperature do the various parts of a chicken need to be cooked?

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  • How long and at what temperature do the various parts of a chicken need to be cooked? theycallmemorty

    I'm interested in baking thighs, legs, breasts and wings. How long do each of these items need to bake and at what temperature?

  • Ochef.com answered this question. Here are some quotes from the webpage.

    According to the USDA:

    Round chicken/turkey: 165°F / 74°C
    Whole chicken/turkey: 180°F / 82°C
    Poultry breasts, roasts: 170°F / 77°C

    Additionally, the USDA says the thighs and wings of poultry should be cooked "until the juices run clear."

    Although the following temperatures will make the meat safe to eat, you might want to drop the temperature by 3-5°C for more flavor.

  • I do thigh, wings, and drumsticks to 180F (82C) and breasts to 170F (77C).

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