We recommend a minimum oven roasting temperature of 350°F for chicken. The cooking chart in the box below indicates safe internal temperatures and approximate roasting times for fresh or thawed chicken.
Stuffing inside a chicken should reach at least 165°F. For poultry parts, check the internal temperature of several pieces, to ensure all chicken is thoroughly cooked. If you do not have a meat thermometer, cook stuffing separately, and check for doneness by piercing the meatiest part of the chicken with a fork. The fork should insert with ease, and the juices should run clear.
|Type||Weight||Internal Temperature||Approximate Time at 350°F|
|Whole Chicken||3-5 lb. broiler||180°F||1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hrs.|
|Whole Chicken||6-8 lb. roaster||180°F||1 1/2 - 2 1/4 hrs.|
|Breast, Bone-In||6-8 oz.||170°F||30 - 40 min.|
|Breast, Boneless||4 oz.||165°F||20-30 min.|
|Leg Quarter, Bone-In||4-8 oz.||180°F||40-50 min.|
|Thigh, Bone-In||5-7 oz.||180°F||30-40 min.|
|Thigh, Boneless||3 oz.||165°F||20-30 min.|
|Ground Chicken||6 oz. patty||165°F||20-30 min.|
|Wings or Drummettes||2-3 oz.||180°F||30-40 min.|