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chicken breasts raised direct question

txav8rtxav8r Posts: 153
Ok, I have read the threads on cooking and in the cookbook.  I am having a really hard time believing that at 400 degrees F, that you cook a small chicken breast 40 minutes to get an IT of 160 (with an expected 5 degree rise when resting.  I have never gotten more than 10-15 minutes without over cooking.  Really?  The chicken is on and I feel I will have to look at 10-20--30-40 minutes at least to avoid overcooking...
Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.

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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 1,171
    In 40 minutes you will have shoe leather.
    Centennial, CO
    Unless I'm hunting, then Lord knows where.
  • at 400 raised direct, a WHOLE spatch chicken is dont in 40 min. A boneless skinless breast is done much faster. 

    I would do a breast gasket level direct. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,526
    edited November 2013
    can't imagine that it would take more than about 20 minutes at that temp unless they are huge breasts or were barely defrosted. Checking at 10 - 15 minutes makes sense depending upon size.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • txav8rtxav8r Posts: 153

    They were done in 20 minutes and that was after a drop in temp when I put the pineapple and chicken.  I read no less than 5 posts saying they did boneless skinless breasts at 400 direct for up to 40 minutes.  Glad I was probing every 10... 

    Meal was delicious btw!

    Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.
  • Hello...

    I cooked boneless chicken breast a few weeks ago. 

    35 minutes at 400 degrees!

    Fully cooked, tender, and juicy.
  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 733
    txav8r said:

    They were done in 20 minutes and that was after a drop in temp when I put the pineapple and chicken.  I read no less than 5 posts saying they did boneless skinless breasts at 400 direct for up to 40 minutes.  Glad I was probing every 10... 

    Meal was delicious btw!

    I do boneless/skinless often and sometimes do them for 40 minutes, but indirect and around 350-375ish.  400 direct is always 8-10 minutes a side.  Glad they turned out great!! 

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  • DelucaDeluca Posts: 100
    How far raised up off the normal grill level are you all cooking at?
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