Eating raw meat and poultry can be hazardous and result in food poisoning. That is why it is critical to ensure that your food is properly cooked before consuming it.
The Food Network says that raw meat and poultry should be cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature to make sure they are fully cooked.
For example, it's best to cook chicken breast at about 165 degrees, but you can cook chicken thighs and ground chicken up to 175 degrees.
Beef temperature depends on whether you like it rare or well done. If you want rare beef, cook it at 125 degrees for three minutes.
Cook meat to 155°F or above for well-doneness. Meanwhile, a medium steak or burger should be cooked to an internal temperature of 135 to 140 degrees.
Using an instant-read thermometer is best to check if meat & poultry are undercooked. The meat is done when the internal temperature reaches the eating temperature.
You can also know by looking at the meat's color. When it comes to preparing chicken, though, it can be difficult to tell how thoroughly it is cooked simply by looking at it.
Because chicken can be thoroughly cooked and yet seem pink. As a result, you should also look at the color of the fluids.
The chicken is properly cooked if the juices are white or transparent. If the juices are still pink, your chicken may need to be cooked for a little longer.