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Temperature for Chicken

Capt. RichCapt. Rich Posts: 153
edited 3:23AM in EggHead Forum
Doing some boneless Chicken breast & some thighs with bones. Going direct cook, any ideas on temperature & time on the grill??


  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    The breasts I would pull at 160 and I like to take thighs to 200. -RP
  • surveyorsurveyor Posts: 114
    I usually cook chicken at about 350 but most of the time I go indirect
    USDA guidelines for chicken and Turkey is 165°. I have always got very moist cooks when cooking to 165°.


    With whole chicken it really doesn't seem to matter if the chicken is cooked at 225° to as high as 500° dome. The results of the skin will be different.

    I cook chicken direct and indirect again always good.

    However, lately I have been cooking chickien to about 180° - 200° and getting a very tender texture, however, it is less moist - not at all dry.

    Chicken is fun to try different cook methods on.

  • Depends on your temps. If you do them at 350 - 400 direct, the thighs could take up to an hour to get up to 165. The breasts will cook much faster since they do not have bones. I would say about 15 mins to reach temp. Therefore, think about staggering your start times so everything is done at the same time.
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