I have two chickens how much time do I need to roast together in one pan I plan on resting in one pan 5 pounds in 5 1/2 pounds

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MMH May 19, 2017
If you spatchcock them they will cook faster.
 
ChefJune May 19, 2017
A lot depends upon the size of those two chickens. Hopefully they are close to the same size. And they should not be crowded in the pan. Lisanne's suggestions are all accurate.
 
creamtea May 19, 2017
I'm sorry no one responded. Rather than cooking according to time (as you might with baking) you need to check that the chicken is cooked through. If you have a meat thermometer, it should read 165º when inserted into the thickest part near the thigh but not touching the bone. You can insert it in more than one place to take separate readings. If you do not have a thermometer, another method is to pierce the meat with a skewer: the juices that run out should be clear, not at all pink. Another method I use is to lift the entire chicken with a pair of tongs. Have ready a white dish. Carefully lift the chicken vertically over the dish so that some of the juices flow onto it. If the juices are pink you need to continue cooking. If you are cooking two chickens you need to test each chicken because they may cook at slightly different rates. You want to look for a nicely browned skin, but you don't want to dry out the chicken by overcooking. I put an inch or two of water into the bottom of the pan with some aromatics like crushed garlic or sliced shallot and use a roasting rack for pan juices and moist and juicy chicken. I also flip the chicken so both sides brown.
 
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