How do you prepare a whole chicken?

How to Cook a Whole Chicken, Step by Step
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Remove the giblets and pat the chicken dry.
  3. Salt It On The Inside.
  4. Tie Up Those Legs.
  5. Salt It On The Outside.
  6. Roast the Chicken In a Very Hot Oven.
  7. Let it Rest for a Few.
  8. And then devour it, Right Away.

When roasting a chicken do you cover it?

How to roast a chicken, step-by-step:
  1. Place the chicken into the oven and roast (uncovered) at 450 degrees F for 10-15 minutes.
  2. When your chicken is finished cooking, remove it from the oven and cover it loosely with a sheet of tinfoil.
  3. Serve the roasted vegetables, and save the pan drippings to make chicken gravy!

How long does it take to cook a whole chicken at 325?

Reduce oven heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Roast chicken until skin is crisp and brown and the juices run clear, 1 hour and 20 more minutes. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh, not touching bone, should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

What temperature should a whole chicken be cooked to?

Chicken is done cooking when its internal temperature reaches 165ºF (75ºC). 165ºF is the safe internal temperature regardless of cooking method, cooking temperature, and cut of meat—including white meat like chicken breasts and wings, and dark meat like drumsticks and thighs.