Do I need to adjust the recipe for roasting time a 4 pound whole chicken if my chicken is 5 lbs? At 4 lbs, it’s 30 min @ 450, add veg., cook 20 more

  • Posted by: ASA
  • April 26, 2020


MMH April 26, 2020
It’s really not time. It’s temperature. It’s nice to have a meat thermometer for that reason so you should wait for it to be 160. It should also rest for 20 min before you carve it so that should help you time things. But remember, every time you open the oven door you lose temp so a meat thermometer with a remote readout is the way to go.
ASA April 27, 2020
Thank you. I roasted the chicken before I got your reply. I’m did add 12 minuted for the extra pound and it needed it. I did wait 20 minutes to carve. The chicken was moist and perfectly cooked.
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