USDA: Safe Minimum Cooking Temperatures Chart

air fryer cooking times including meats such as steak

Whether you are cooking Ground Beef, Poultry, Eggs, Pork, or Fish, you need to know what temperature the food must be cooked in order to remain safe.   Use this chart when cooking to eliminate Listeria, Salmonella, Norovirus, and E. Coli.   Because air fryers are a fairly new technology, not all of us are pros at cooking with them,  so for food safety, if you currently do not have a thermometer, I suggest that you purchasing one.


Note:  for more even cooking in an air fryer, try to layer foods in a single layer rather than filling up the air fryer basket completely.   By cooking evenly, when using a food thermometer, you will have a more accurate reading.    Never again fear not having your chicken to the right temperature.

USDA: Safe Minimum Cooking Internal Temperatures Chart

FoodTypeInternal Temperature
Ground meat and meat mixturesBeef, pork, veal, lamb160°F | 71°C
Turkey, chicken165°F | 74°C
Fresh beef, veal, lambSteaks, roasts, chops
Rest time: 3 minutes
145°F | 63°C
PoultryAll Poultry (breasts, whole bird, legs, thighs, wings, ground poultry, giblets, and stuffing)165°F | 74°C
Pork and hamFresh pork, including fresh ham
Rest time: 3 minutes
145°F | 63°C
Eggs and egg dishesEggsCook until yolk and white are firm
Egg dishes (such as frittata, quiche)160°F | 71°C
Leftovers and casserolesLeftovers and casseroles165°F | 74°C
SeafoodFish with fins145°F | 63°C or cook until flesh is opaque and separates easily with a fork
Shrimp, lobster, crab, and scallopsCook until flesh is pearly or white, and opaque
Clams, oysters, musselsCook until shells open during cooking

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