Grill Safety: Chicken and Pork

Grill Safety: Chicken and Pork



I'm Betty Feng from Purdue Extension.
It's the time of the year people start to bring out their grills. If you don't
know how to grill, don't worry. This video will show you how to safely prepare and
grill chicken and pork chop. We'll start by taking our meat from the freezer and
thawing it in the fridge for two days prior to using it. This way you know it
has been kept at the recommended temperature of 40 degree Fahrenheit. We
will be marinating the chicken, so we will do that first. Put the chicken in a
bag with your marinade. Put the bag of chicken in the container so that it does
not contaminate other food in the fridge. When preparing raw meat, remove the
packaging and throw it away immediately to avoid cross-contamination with other
foods or surfaces. Then put the chicken back in the fridge. The chicken can
marinate in the fridge for an hour or up to two days.
Keeping raw meat in the fridge is very important because it keeps the meat out
of the danger zone. The danger zone is the temperature range 40 degrees
Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit where bacteria rapidly grows. Wash your
hands after touching raw meat. If you use gloves, remember to wash your hands
between glove changes. This prevents bacteria from getting on clean surfaces
and other foods. While we wait for the chicken, let's get started on the pork
chops. Take your seasoning rub and massage it into the pork chops. Make sure
both sides are covered. Put the pork chops on a clean plate so they can
easily be taken out to the grill. Again make sure to change gloves after
touching raw meat. Remember to wash hands between glove changes. If you are not going to be
cooking the pork chops for a little while, put plastic wrap over the plate
and place meat back into the fridge to keep it out of the danger zone.
Once you're ready to start grilling, the grill should be prepared. Turn the heat
up to medium for the best grilling result. While you are waiting on the
grill to warm up, let's get the chicken ready. After the chicken has marinated,
take it out of the marinade and put it on a clean plate. Dispose of the leftover
marinade. It may contain bacteria from the raw chicken that could contaminate
other foods. After touching the marinade and the raw chicken, wash your hands and
change your gloves. Once your grill has warmed up, gently place the chicken and
pork chops onto the grill. The pork chops will take about 8 to 16 minutes to cook
depending on their thickness. They should be turned occasionally to prevent pork
chops from burning. The chicken will take 5 to 7 minutes per side. Do not use the
color of the meat to determine if it's done cooking. Instead place a meat
thermometer in the center of the meat to get an accurate reading. For pork chop,
the temperature should read about 145 degrees Fahrenheit. For chicken, the
temperature should read 165 degrees Fahrenheit. When taking the meat off the
grill, use a pair of clean tongs to put them on a clean plate. Let the pork chops
rest for at least 3 minutes before serving. Now it is time to enjoy your
food. Once your meal is over, place the
leftover meat in shallow containers to cool quickly. This allows food to cool
rapidly for safe storage, and that's how you can prepare chicken and pork chops
from start to finish. You can find the full recipes in the description box
below. Enjoy your summer grill!

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