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Rotisserie Chicken - Checking the Temperature
Checking the Temperature of a Rotisserie Chicken

Checking the Temperature of a Rotisserie Chicken

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At a cooking temperature between 300 and 350 degrees F, it takes a chicken about 20 to 30 minutes per pound to cook. A 4 pound chicken should take nearly 2 hours. When the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 175 to 180 degree F, it is time to take it off the heat.

As the chicken cooks you may notice that it tends to plump up. As the chicken gets close to being done this plumping goes away. Also the skin of the chicken will be a dark, golden brown. These are clues that it is nearly done and time to start checking the temperature.

To test the internal temperature, use a meat thermometer and take a reading in at least two different places. Test the center of the chicken breast and in the thigh right above the drumstick. These are the densest parts of the chicken and the slowest to cook. When both of these places read above 175 degrees F, it is time to take the chicken off the grill.

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