Roast a chicken for 20 minutes per pound plus 20 minutes. If stuffing tie legs together and fold wings under.
So if your chicken weighs 4 pounds cook it for about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
How to roast a 4 lb chicken. Do you roast a whole chicken covered or uncovered. Place the chicken on top and spread the sauce along the bottom of the roasting pan. If you dont have a meat thermometer pierce the chickens leg with a fork.
Cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes after removing the chicken and vegetables to a platter. As it cooks baste the chicken occasionally with the drippings that collect at the bottom of the pan. After about 15 minutes in the oven I turned the temperature down to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and roasted the meat for an additional 20 minutes per the instructions although I was highly skeptical that a nearly 4-pound chicken could cook that quickly.
The key to baking a great chicken is to cover it for about 60 minutes and then finish it off uncovered so the skin gets crispy for another 20-30 minutes or until clear juices run from the meat the USDA recommends cooking until the chicken is 165 degrees. Remove neck and giblets from cavity. At this temperature a 4-pound chicken takes about an hour to cook fully.
Pre-heat oven for 15 minutes. Calculate how long to roast the chicken. Roast until chicken is cooked through and onions are softened but still hold their shape 1620 minutes.
Then reduce the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees and roast it for 20 minutes per pound. Roast whole thawed chickens for 20 minutes per pound plus an additional 15 minutes. In order to verify that the chicken is cooked all the way through use a thermometer with a probe to check the internal temperature.
Bake the bird uncovered in a 350F oven for at least two hours it may take up to two hours and 45 minutes if you have a larger bird. When roasting a whole chicken in the oven preheat the oven temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Position the oven rack in the bottom third of the oven.
Cook the chicken for 15 hours or when the juices run pure when a leg and a thigh are torn apart. Step 6 Meanwhile stir yogurt feta and remaining 2. If the juices run clear the meat is done roasting.