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Roasting two chickens at the same time

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Roasting two chickens at the same time

Nikos | Nov 22, 2006 12:00 PM

Hi everyone, first post here.

I'm after a bit of advice. I have a method for roasting a chicken which works perfectly every time (30 mins at 400F followed by 20 mins per 500g at 350F and a 20 min rest). My question is, how should I change the cooking time if I'm cooking two birds at the same time?

I have a gas oven, and will be roasting the birds side by side, without stuffing. I read somewhere that I need to add another 50% onto each stage of the cooking (so, 45 mins at 400F and then 30 mins per 500g at 350F). Does that sound about right? That would mean that 2 2-kilo birds would cook for 2 hours 45 mins.

Any advice gratefully appreciated!

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