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    Does anyone know cooking times for chicken? I usually get boneless & skinless chicken if I can but when cooking chicken with bones like a thigh or drumstick how long do you cook them without them drying out? Thanks

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    I usually just keep sticking in one of those meat thermometers and wait until the internal temperature is ok. I can't remember, but I go by what it says on the dial, I think it is about 180 degrees for chicken. If I remember, when I go home tonight I will check my dial for you. You stick it in the thickest part of the meat you are cooking.
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    You know I have been mulling over getting a meat thermometers but was told if I stick it in meat or chicken and its not done then when I pierce the meat/chicken the juices will run out and it will make it dry. I dont know Im so confused LOL

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    I don't think it hurts to stick it once or twice in one place, I don't think it dries the meat out, but I don't want to eat raw chicken. And you can't always tell by the way it looks, last night my husband made pork chops and they were done looking on the outside (he didn't use the thermometer because he thinks he knows best) and when he cut into it, red blood was pooling in the meat. No thanks.
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    I would say that for a whole chicken, its about 45 mins to an hour. Like glasgow said, it doesnt hurt to check it a couple of times, just dont check it too much and try to not leave the oven door open too long, so you dont lose the heat

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    I want a meat thermometer like Alton Brown uses on Good Eats... the digital ones with the wire so you can keep the readout outside of the oven. You leave it in the meat the whole time, so no repeated poking necessary. It's only $20 on Amazon! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...lance&n=284507

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    OH yeah I love that thermometer. That is not a bad price for it either. Im going shopping on Friday to Bed Bath and Beyond and probably Linens and Things so Im going to look for that thermometer.

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    I make chicken all the time because it's easy and my boyfriend loves it. I use two boneless, skinless chicken breasts and I put them on a cooking sheet in the oven at 350F for 25-30 minutes.

    Before I cook them, I usually dip them in melted butter and coat them with flour or Bisquick. It's very tasty.

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