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How long do I roast a chicken?

How long and at what temp do I roast a 4lb chicken?

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Asked by amanda37860 at 4:42 PM on Oct. 8, 2008 in Food & Drink

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  • 375 for 1 1/2 hours

    Answer by louise2 at 4:47 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Assuming it's unstuffed, roast it at 350° for about an hour and a half, depending on the bird. You're better off going by internal temperature, which should be 180° for chicken.


    Answer by Avarah at 4:47 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • Thank you Ladies!

    Answer by amanda37860 at 4:48 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • lol you're welcome. Since we posted at the same time, I vote you split the difference and roast at 362.5°


    Answer by Avarah at 4:58 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • I use 350° for convection, 375° f for regular. If you like crispy skin, start at 450° for 15 minutes, then cut the roasting time to about 65-70 minutes.

    Answer by jespeach at 8:17 PM on Oct. 8, 2008

  • The rule of thumb is 20 minutes per pound at 350°
    Remove the bird at about 160° and let rest covered in foil for about 15 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 180° Then carve your bird and serve.

    Answer by njmommy2boys at 9:31 AM on Oct. 9, 2008

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