Roasted chicken is a classic dish that’s perfect for any occasion, from a cozy dinner at home to a fancy holiday meal. Roasting means cooking it in the oven. You can’t fail, since we’ll give you accurate cooking times! Translation in French: poulet rôti.
How do I cook roasted chicken?
- Preparing roasted chicken
- How do I know if the chicken is fully cooked?
- Cooking roasted chicken in an oven (with a calculator)
- Cooking roasted chicken in an air fryer
- Cooking roasted chicken in a slow cooker
What to pair roasted chicken with? Serve roasted chicken alongside green beans, green peas, mashed potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus or corn. You can also make a delicious pan sauce using the drippings from the chicken, along with some chicken broth, butter, and herbs. Remember : you can use the chicken carcass later on to make chicken broth from scratch!
Preparing roasted chicken
Here’s how to prepare roasted chicken: Remove any giblets from the cavity and trim off any excess fat. Place your chicken in an oven-safe dish. You can season the chicken (in and out) with salt and pepper, and add any herbs or spices you like. Spray a bit of olive oil. Add filling if you want (stale bread rubbed with garlic is a delight once the chicken has cooked).
How do I know if the chicken is fully cooked?
The best way to know if your chicken is fully cooked is by using a meat thermometer and checking the internal temperature of the chicken. The chicken is fully cooked when the thickest part of the breast reaches 165°F and the thickest part of the thigh reaches 175°F.
Cooking roasted chicken in an oven
Cooking roasted chicken in an oven. Roasted chicken is typically cooked in the oven, and it’s important to cook it at the right temperature for the right amount of time. Here’s a general guideline:
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
2. Place the chicken in a roasting pan or baking dish, breast-side up.
3. A general rule of thumb is to roast the chicken for 20 minutes per pound, plus an additional 15 minutes. Use our calculator for determining the cooking time necessary for your roasted chicken:
- For a 2 lb-chicken, roast for 54 minutes
- For a 3 lb-chicken, roast for 1 hour and 22 minutes
- For a 1kg-chicken, roast for 1 hour
- For a 1.5kg-chicken, roast for 1 hour and 30 minutes
- For a 2kg-chicken, roast for 2 hours
Let the chicken rest for 10-15 minutes before carving.
Cooking roasted chicken in an air fryer
Cooking a whole chicken in an air fryer is surprisingly easy!
1. Place the whole chicken in the air fryer basket. Season it well and spray it with olive oil.
2. Turn on the air fryer at 350°F (180°C). Cook for 30 minutes. Turn the chicken on the other side and cook for an extra 25-30 minutes. Check the internal temperature to see if it’s fully cooked. A 3 lb-chicken will cook for 50 minutes in the air-fryer while a 4 lb-chicken will cook for 60 minutes.
Cooking roasted chicken in a slow cooker
Yes, it is possible to cook a whole chicken in a slow cooker.
1. Prepare your chicken (remove giblets etc…). Add it to your slow cooker and season it well.
2. Cook in the slow cooker on high heat for 3-4 hours. Check the internal temperature at the 3 hr mark to see if it’s fully cooked.