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Roasting a 10 lb chicken - too big for Barbara Kafka's roast chicken recipe, too small for her roast turkey recipe

HELP! I got a lovely (massive, 10 lb) chicken from a local farm. I was all set to get moving on it now but realized her method is supposed to only apply for birds up to 7 lbs. However, i love her result (so buttery and crispy). Thoughts on how to make this work for a 10 lb chicken?

asked by Lauren Ruben 3 months ago
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added 3 months ago

You may want to try the method for the full 70 minutes and then reduce the temperature and allow it to finish cooking at something like 325F. I don't see why it couldn't be finagled. You could essentially just high heat roast it until you get the crispy skin you're looking for and then let it finish cooking at a lower heat. As long as you can temp the bird, you'll be fine.

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