Quick Cook
30 minutes or less

Click here for recipes from the 2010 Foster Farms Fresh Chicken Cooking Contest!

Roasting Chicken

We recommend a minimum oven roasting temperature of 350°F for chicken. The cooking chart in the box below indicates safe internal temperatures and approximate roasting times for fresh or thawed chicken.

Stuffing inside a chicken should reach at least 165°F. For poultry parts, check the internal temperature of several pieces, to ensure all chicken is thoroughly cooked. If you do not have a meat thermometer, cook stuffing separately, and check for doneness by piercing the meatiest part of the chicken with a fork. The fork should insert with ease, and the juices should run clear.

Chicken Roasting Timetable

Type Weight Internal Temperature Approximate Time at 350°F
Whole Chicken 3-5 lb. broiler 180°F 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 hrs.
Whole Chicken 6-8 lb. roaster 180°F 1 1/2 - 2 1/4 hrs.
Breast, Bone-In 6-8 oz. 170°F 30 - 40 min.
Breast, Boneless 4 oz. 165°F 20-30 min.
Leg Quarter, Bone-In 4-8 oz. 180°F 40-50 min.
Thigh, Bone-In 5-7 oz. 180°F 30-40 min.
Thigh, Boneless 3 oz. 165°F 20-30 min.
Ground Chicken 6 oz. patty 165°F 20-30 min.
Wings or Drummettes 2-3 oz. 180°F 30-40 min.
Get recipes and cooking tips in our e-mail newsletter