Temp on Chicken?

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by austin, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Hi there everyone-

    I am having a nice smokey day today. Don't worry I will Q-view later. Ive done ATBs, Ribs, Butt is still on and will be for a while. Since I had her going for the butt, I decided to through on Chicken Quarters. So the reason for this post- at what temp is the chicken done?

    Hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday!!
  2. mrwizardgi

    mrwizardgi Meat Mopper

    If I remember correctly it's 180...Good smoke to you!

  3. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would go to 170° to 175° in the thickest part.
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

  5. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    170 for breast only or roasts, 180 for pieces & dark meat.
  6. Whooo hooo- thank you all so much for your quick responses! [​IMG]
  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    170 is the norm, however I go ta 175* just ta be safe, still have nice juicy chicken. The thin with chicken is, yer skin ain't gonna be super crispy like fried, I cook mine at 250* an spritz with Slaughterhouse spritz each hour an get a very decent skin an very nice sheen on the bird.

    Others cook at higher temps ta try an get that crispy skin. The choice is a gonna be yers. Yall gonna have ta experiment with that.

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