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30lb spatchcock bird - cooking time??

How long do I cook it for? Keep finding conflicting answers everywhere! Am doing Antonia James recipe which says 30 mins at 450 then 10 mins per pound at 400, but that means even without the backbone, the bird is still in for 51/2 hours!! I thought spatchcocking was supposed to halve oven time... Please advise!!!

asked by humblecook about 2 years ago
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Monita

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added about 2 years ago

While I've never roasted a bird that large, I know that a 20 lb bird would be 425 degrees for 30 minutes and then 350 or 375 for around 2.5 hours. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the thigh meat reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees, as recommended by the USDA