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How to Probe a Whole Chicken

When roasting a whole chicken, it is best to use an internal meat thermometer, such as an iGrill® to ensure that your roast is perfectly cooked. For best results, it is important that your probe placement is accurate.

Whole Chicken Probe 1

The best place to insert a probe into a whole chicken is deep into the breast. Using the length of the probe, measure three quarters along the breast, marking on the probe with your fingers.

Whole Chicken Probe 2

Keeping your fingers marked on the probe, insert the probe through the front of the breast. Avoid touching any bones. If the probe is touching any bones or if it has gone through to the cavity the temperature will read incorrectly.

Whole Chicken Probe 3

If you have a second probe, you can insert another probe into the thickest part of the chicken thigh.

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