How Long to Cook a Whole Chicken per Kilogram
Figuring out how long to cook a whole chicken per kilogram starts with choosing the proper oven temperature. For the best results, set the oven to 230 degrees Celsius and let your bird roast at this temperature for the first 10 to 15 minutes, then drop the heat to 190 degrees Celsius for the remainder of the cooking time.
When you're determining how long to cook a whole chicken per kilo, you can use this helpful breakdown:
- 1 kg: 1 hour
- 1.5 kg: 1 hour and 20 minutes
- 1.6 kg: 1 hour and 20 minutes
- 1.7 kg: 1 hour and 40 minutes
- 2 kg: 2 hours
- 2.5 kg: 2 hours to 2 1/2 hours
- 3 kg: 2 1/2 hours
To make sure that your chicken is fully cooked, insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh and make sure that it has reached 74 degrees Celsius.
Keep in mind that if you plan to stuff the bird, this will lengthen the cooking time. Make sure to check both the meat and the stuffing to ensure that everything is cooked through.