Join me in this video where I show you How to bake chicken the easy way.WATCH THIS!! Subscribe NOW (its free)!! What you will learn: How to bake chicken. 1. Clean the chicken and preheat the oven. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) and cook whole (thawed) chicken for 10-15 minutes. Then reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and roast for 20 minutes per pound. (Do not add the extra 15 minutes to the cooking time as with the regular method.) Preparing roast chicken is a breeze when you know the correct cooking times. Follow these expert guidelines for how to cook chicken, including how long to cook whole chicken and how long to bake chicken pieces. Our tried-and-true recipes for roasted whole chicken and baked chicken mean delicious results every time. There's nothing quite like a perfectly roasted whole chicken straight out of the oven, and with the right tips and tricks, cooking a whole chicken is easy! We'll take you through all the steps -- including prepping, seasoning, carving, and serving your beautiful roasted chicken -- and teach you how to bake a whole chicken in no time. Learn how to make perfect roast chicken right in your own kitchen. We'll tell you the tools, spices, and cooking tips you'll need to roast a whole chicken, including how long to cook it and how to get the juiciest meat, crispiest skin, and most delectable flavor. Whole Chicken Roasting. Whole chickens that you buy at the grocery store tend to weigh about 5 to 7 lbs. A chicken of this size should be roasted for about two to two and a half hours, or an average of 22 to 23 minutes per lb. of body weight, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. My grandmother's recipe for roasted chicken. We are German and she used to do it this way all the time. I never have had a chicken this juicy before; this little trick works and makes the people eating it go silent. Check out 9 totally different creative toppers for baked chicken breast! HOW TO BAKE BONE-IN, SKIN-ON CHICKEN THIGHS To bake bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, preheat your oven to 400°F and roast to an internal temperature of 165°F, about 35-40 minutes. How long to roast a chicken in the oven? It’s super simple to figure out how long to roast a chicken, but people still get hung up on it. Seriously, roasting chickens is one of the top things I get asked about from my students in the Fearless Cooking Club. The number one problem people have is having the breast dry out.