Chicken Cooking Times and Calculator
Whether you’re roasting a whole chicken, or just cooking a chicken crown or chicken breasts or thighs, this page will tell you how to cook chicken perfectly. It tells you how long your chicken needs to cook, hints and tips on the best way to cook your roast chicken, including on how to cook chicken safely, and some ideas for the best chicken recipes around. All you need to do is follow our advice to get the perfect roast chicken dinner!
Chicken Roasting Tips
- Let the meat come up to room temperature before cooking
- Always ensure chicken is fully cooked before eating. You can check this by inserting a skewer in the thickest part of the meat and checking that the juices that come out are clear, not pink or red.
- Don't forget to rest the meat before carving. This allows the meat to relax and distributes the juices throughout. A general rule of thumb used by chefs for resting meat is 1 minute for every 100g of meat.