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Offline Low and Slow

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Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« on: May 16, 2011, 03:21:00 pm »
Hi all, new here love this forum! I am attempting my first batch of smoked chicken sausage that I will have properly cured with #1 cure. My question is to what internal temperature should I cook these chicken sausages too?

I have alot of experience with smoking Pork and Beef sausages and I smoke those to around 152-160 degree internal. I am just not sure about the chicken as it normally cooks to 170-180 deg. internal in the oven, but in my BDS I don't know.

Thanks for your time!
Andy.

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Re: Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 07:17:08 pm »
I did chicken sticks last year and took them to 152* They didnt last long and i'm still here  ;D

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Re: Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 02:49:01 pm »
With the cure #1 in there you will be fine at an IT of 152 to 156 F.

Just cook them like any other sausage, low and slow.  ;D

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Re: Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 03:59:51 pm »
Hey thanks for the replies................the Chicken Sausage is just about ready to come out and take an quick bath in ice water!

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Re: Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2011, 04:23:14 pm »
Great and it would be nice to see some pictures...even if there blurry...lol. :D
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Re: Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 06:59:05 pm »
The chicken sticks are in front (light color)


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Re: Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 03:59:38 am »
Beautiful!

That picture brings tears to my eyes! (and hunger pains in my stomach!)

Thats when you know you are hooked!

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Re: Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2011, 08:42:39 am »
How did these come out? Also my daughter wants me to make some turkey sausage so I was thinking of maybe trying these except using turkey instead of chicken. Could you tell me what your recipe was? Thanks

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Re: Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2011, 11:03:34 am »
Cook all poultry to a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F as measured with a food thermometer.

too big a risk to not cook it to that temperature, and I'd rather not serve a product which can potentially make folks sick.

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http://healthmad.com/nutrition/the-dangers-of-undercooked-chicken/

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Re: Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2011, 11:52:06 am »
How did these come out? Also my daughter wants me to make some turkey sausage so I was thinking of maybe trying these except using turkey instead of chicken. Could you tell me what your recipe was? Thanks

Well they didnt stay around long.

Just use ground chicken or turkey and make sticks like you normally would with cure #1. I cut in some fat with them, if i recall it was some chicken dark meat and some poke fat.

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Re: Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2011, 12:32:34 pm »
Do you think 2 1/2 lbs of lean ground turkey to 1 lb ground pork butt would be good?

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Re: Internal Temp. For Chicken Sausages.
« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2011, 01:20:50 pm »
Cook all poultry to a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F as measured with a food thermometer.

too big a risk to not cook it to that temperature, and I'd rather not serve a product which can potentially make folks sick.

- Kevin

http://healthmad.com/nutrition/the-dangers-of-undercooked-chicken/

In this case, I guess it depends on your individual comfort level. For poultry sausages, but Rytek, and Ruhlmann recommend an internal temperature of 160?F. This is not for sausage, but when I am cooking turkey or chicken breast, I only bring the internal temperature to 152 - 155?F.


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