Poultry Roasting Chart

Chicken - Whole
Cooking Temperature: 350ºF
#Guests 4 to 5 5 to 6 6 to 7
Roast Size (lb.) 3 to 4 4 to 5 2 x 3 to 4
Thawing Time (days)** 1 1 to 1-1/2 1-1/2 to 2
Baking Time (h) 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 1-1/2 to 1 3/4 1-3/4 to 2
Resting Time (min) 15 15 15
Internal temperature: 180ºF stuffed or not stuffed



Turkey - Whole
Cooking Temperature: 325ºF
#Guests 8 to 10 10 to 12 12 to 14 14 to 18 18 to 20
Roast Size (lb.) 12 to 14 14 to 18 18 to 20 20 to 25 20 to 25
Thawing Time (days)** 2 to 3 3-1/2 to 4 4 to 5 5 5
Baking Time (h) 3-1/2 to 4 3-1/2 to 4 1/2 4 to 5 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 4-1/2 to 5-1/2
Resting Time (min) 20 20 20 20 20
Internal temperature: 170ºF if not stuffed, 178ºF if stuffed

** thaw in refrigerator
* remove meat from oven 5ºF before desired internal temperature is reached. Internal temperature will continue to raise 5-10 ºF while resting.

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