How Long to Roast a Whole Chicken
Believe it or not, making a roast chicken is relatively simple! Once you’ve added your preferred seasonings, just put it in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for around 15-20 minutes per pound, plus an extra 15-20 minutes after that to be sure that your chicken is cooked thoroughly. The cook times for a roasted chicken are:
- 3 pounds: 1 hour
- 4 pounds: 1 hour and 10 minutes
- 5 pounds: 1 hour and 20 minutes
- 6 pounds: 1 hour and 40 minutes
Make sure to take your chicken's temperature to ensure that it's done; if the thickest part of the meat registers at least 165, you're good to go.