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Old 12-30-2013, 09:15 PM   #11
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I check the thigh temp in a chicken or turkey and when it's 180 it's done.


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Old 12-31-2013, 11:23 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Kayelle View Post
While I understand wanting to make sure it's cooked to desired doneness, poking a thermometer all over in several places is the same as using a fork to drain the juices from the meat. jmo
In most cases it gets poked twice and thats it. I use time as a guideline and test when I feel its time to check.

Visual is my first indicator as I know my oven, and have roasted countless turkeys in it. Now at your house, it may be a whole new ball game.

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Old 12-31-2013, 11:50 AM   #13
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Thanks for the clarification but previously you both said you check the temp "several" times in "several" places which reads that the meat is full of holes leaking juices by the time it's done.
I'm not trying to be snarky, but keeping in mind there are beginner cooks reading, it's important to let them know that poking holes "several" times is not ok.

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