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Timetable for Roasting Poultry

Whether you’re attempting your first turkey or making a roast chicken for an easy weeknight meal, this chart will help ensure it’s done just right, every time.

roasting-poultry-timetable

Chicken Breast

OVEN TEMP. 400ºF

WEIGHT ROASTING TIME INTERNAL TEMP.
2 lbs 35 - 45 mins 165ºF

Whole Chicken

OVEN TEMP. 375ºF

WEIGHT ROASTING TIME INTERNAL TEMP.
3-4 lbs 1.5 - 2 hrs 165ºF

Whole Duck

OVEN TEMP. 350ºF

WEIGHT ROASTING TIME INTERNAL TEMP.
3-4 lbs 2 hrs 165ºF
5-5.5 lbs 3 hrs 165ºF

Whole Goose

OVEN TEMP. 350ºF

WEIGHT ROASTING TIME INTERNAL TEMP.
7-9 lbs 2.5-3 hrs 165ºF
9-11 lbs 3-3.5 hrs 165ºF
11-13 lbs 3.5-4 hrs 165ºF

Whole Pheasant

OVEN TEMP. 350ºF

WEIGHT ROASTING TIME INTERNAL TEMP.
2-3 lbs 1-1.25 hrs 165ºF

Rock Cornish Game Hen

OVEN TEMP. 350ºF

WEIGHT ROASTING TIME INTERNAL TEMP.
1-1.5 lbs 1-1.25 hrs 165ºF

Whole Turkey (not stuffed)

OVEN TEMP. 325ºF

WEIGHT ROASTING TIME INTERNAL TEMP.
8 -12 lbs 2.75-3 hrs 165ºF
12-14 lbs 3-3.75 hrs 165ºF
14-18 lbs 3.75-4.25 hrs 165ºF
18-20 lbs 4.25-4.5 hrs 165ºF
20-24 lbs 4.5-5 hrs 165ºF

Turkey Breast (bone-in)

OVEN TEMP. 350ºF

WEIGHT ROASTING TIME INTERNAL TEMP.
2-4 lbs 2.5-3 hrs 165ºF
3-5 lbs 3-3.5 hrs 165ºF
5-7 lbs 3.5-4 hrs 165ºF



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