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Help with roasting a chicken for the first time

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Help with roasting a chicken for the first time

snax | Jan 12, 2010 02:58 AM

Ok so I am roasting my first chicken. It's a 'roaster' type and it's 7.3 pounds.
I've bought a disposable aluminium roasting pan. I'm not cooking roast veggies, or wanting to make a gravy. Just simply, how hot an oven and for how long?

I don't have access to any herbs, bacon, etc and the chicken will be used mainly for pulling apart and using in a chicken pie dish, do I don't care how crispy the skin is and I'm certainly not going to stuff it (not that I have anything to stuff it with anyway). My oven in a very old electric one with no fan force, or anything fancy, No glass to look through to see how thing's are getting along inside the oven. So I find things need to cook a little longer as there is a drop of heat each time I have to check if anything is burning.

ANyway hope I can just get some generic how to's.

thanks

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