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Stainless steel pan can't get chicken to 165 degrees

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Stainless steel pan can't get chicken to 165 degrees

jms64799 | Aug 28, 2012 06:18 PM

I used to fry chicken breasts in a cast iron pan, which would always turn out great. I recently purchased a stainless steel cookware set and have been trying to make the chicken in the SS pan, but I can never get the temperature of the chicken to go above 130 degrees. That is on medium high. The manual says to never use high heat.

The chicken is white all the way through but I have to have it in the pan longer than I did with the cast iron so it ends up being a little dry and I can definitely notice a temp difference when I eat it.

Is there a trick to this? Can I use high heat? I really want to like my new pots and pans but am a little disappointed.

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