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Video:Quick Tips: How to Tell When Chicken Breasts Are Done

with Stephanie Gallagher

Here, learn how to tell when chicken breasts are done cooking. These quick tips will help to ensure that you find the perfect medium between undercooked and overcooked.See Transcript

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Transcript:Quick Tips: How to Tell When Chicken Breasts Are Done

Hi, I'm Stephanie Gallagher for About.com, and today, I'll show you an easy method for telling when chicken breasts are cooked through.

Method for How to Tell When Chicken Breasts Are Done

This method applies whether you're using bone-in chicken breasts or boneless skinless chicken breasts. Now it doesn't matter how you're cooking your chicken - it could be in the oven, on the grill, in a saute pan, whatever. The only reliable method for telling when chicken breasts are done is to use an instant-read thermometer, like this one.

Instructions for Telling When Chicken Breasts Are Done

Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the breast meat, and if your chicken breasts have bones, make sure you stay away from the bone. Hold it there for 30 seconds to a minute.The chicken is safely cooked when it reaches 165 degrees F. Now let the chicken breasts rest and serve.

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