How long to cook Chicken

How Long to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Oven

On average, you should expect to cook a roast chicken for about 15 to 20 minutes per pound plus an extra 15-20 minutes in the oven to ensure that it's fully cooked. In a 425-degree oven, average cook times for a whole chicken by weight are:

You can be sure your chicken is done when the juices run clear and when your meat thermometer reads at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit when stuck into the thickest part of the meat.

How to Roast a Whole Chicken in the Oven

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