How To Roast a Chicken — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

Roasting a chicken is a common task. To successfully roast a chicken you will need to know the approximate weight of the chicken. You will also need to know how to determine when the roasted chicken is done, which is 165 degrees F in the thickest part of the chicken. The approximate roasting time to reach 165 degrees is around 1 to 1 1/2 hours dependent on the size of the chicken being cooked. The chicken should be dried, salted and trussed before roasting and allowed to rest once removed from heat.

Key Takeaways:

  • A roast chicken is a great meal for the family.
  • This is an updated version of the classic roast chicken.
  • You can tell it is done when the thigh is 175 degrees.

“I like to start by removing the breast: Make a shallow cut first right down the center of the two breasts to see the breastbone.”

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