What temperature should chicken be cooked to, and is it the same for light meat and dark meat? When is it safe to eat?
Chicken, especially whole or bone-in chicken, can be tricky to cook since it’s oddly-shaped. And unlike beef or lamb which is okay to eat rare or medium rare, you want your chicken cooked through to avoid getting anyone sick.
Fact: The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165° Fahrenheit (75° Celsius).
Hint: If you don’t have a thermometer, an easy visual clue is that all the juices that come from the chicken should run clear and not be pink.