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Old 06-05-2011, 02:19 AM   #1
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Was my chicken done?

I was cooking fried chicken 3 thighs 1 leg at half way of cooking ( 5 minutes ) I took out the chicken to make a cut close to the bone. I saw some blood I returned the chicken back for 5 more minutes per side. In total it was 10 minutes per side. When I took the chicken out there was no sign of blood in none of the pieces. I got the digital temp probe and it said something like 165 - 168 degrees.

I did a few errors when I first started to heat the oil I put 1.5 L in my 10" cast iron skillet. When I added the chicken it overflooded. I emptied a some oil out and continue to cooking. When I took out the chicken to cut them I turned off the first ( not sure why :( )

One of the chicken thighs let out some juices when I took it out the 2 second time. It did not look bloodly but it was not clear I'm thinking it was because of the spices or maybe the herbs. I put garlic powder, onion powder, italian seasoning, salt, pepper, flower.

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Old 06-05-2011, 02:28 AM   #2
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If the internal temperature was 165, your chicken was cooked.
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:51 AM   #3
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If the internal temperature was 165, your chicken was cooked.
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:20 AM   #4
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What tenp was you oil when you started putting the chicken in (after the mishap)?

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Old 06-05-2011, 03:05 PM   #5
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Please remember that chicken that has been frozen, especially if there was a forced thaw (under water) will still be red at the bone and joints. Often when you go to a grocery store, they will sell chicken as fresh and you can actually see ice crystals.
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:07 PM   #6
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10 minutes a side seems a bit quick. I think if you had your temp right, you could leave it in a bit longer to make sure....
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:13 PM   #7
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The internal temperature tells the tail. 165 F - 168 F is safe to eat. Next time, don't cut into the meat to check it. Use a thermometer.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:01 PM   #8
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Sorry for the late respond.

The chicken pieces were fresh from the supermarket not frozen. The temp of the oil was high because it was crackling loud.
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:26 PM   #9
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Well, apparently you are still alive, so either the chicken was fully cooked, or you are very lucky.
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