Poultry Cooking Times

Poultry cooking temperatures are important to monitor in order to insure meat is safely cooked to the proper temperature. When preparing poultry, use the chart below as a guide to check doneness when the meat is oven baked, stewed, grilled, and cooked in a bag.
 
POULTRY Cooking Temperatures and Times
Oven Cooked Approximate Cooking Time
Type Temp. Weight Unstuffed Stuffed
Chicken 350F 2 1/2-3 lbs
3-4 lbs
4-6 lbs
1 1/4-1 1/2 hrs
1 1/2-1 3/4 hrs
1 3/4-2 hrs
1 1/2-1 3/4 hrs
1 3/4-24 hrs
2-2 1/4hrs
Cornish Hen 350F 1-2 lbs 1-1 1/4 hrs 1 1/4-1 1/2 hrs
Capon 325F 5-6 lbs
6-8 lbs
1 3/4-2 hrs
2 1/4-3 1/2 hrs
2 1/2-3 hrs
3-4 hrs
Turkey, whole




Breast, half
Breast, whole
Breast, whole
Drumsticks
Thighs
Wings
325F 8-12 lbs
12-14 lbs
14-18 lbs
18-20 lbs
20-24 lbs
2-3 lbs
4-6 lbs
6-8 lbs
3/4-1 lb
3/4-1 lb
6-8 oz
2 3/4-3 hrs
3-3 3/4 hrs
3 3/4-4 1/4 hrs
4 1/4-4 1/2 hrs
4 1/2-5 hrs
50-60 min
1 1/2-1 1/4 hrs
2 1/4-3 1/4 hrs
2-2 1/4 hrs
1 3/4-2 hrs
1 3/4-2 1/4 hrs
3-3 1/2 hrs
3 1/2-4 hrs
4-4 1/4 hrs
4 1/4-4 3/4 hrs
4 3/4-5 1/2 hrs
Goose 350F 10-12 lbs 2 3/4-3 1/4 hrs 3-3 1/2 hrs
Duck 350F 4-5 lbs 2-2 1/2 hrs 2 1/2-2 3/4 hrs
Start with meat at refrigerator temperature. Remove from oven when meat thermometer reads 175-180F; temperature will continue to rise as it stands.
Stewed Approximate Cooking Time
Type Weight Unstuffed Stuffed
Whole broiler fryer 3-4 lbs 1-1 1/4 hrs 1 1/4-1 3/4 hrs
Whole roaster 5-7 lbs 1 3/4-2 hrs 2-2 1/2 hrs
Whole cornish hens 18-24 oz 35-40 min 50-70 min
Breast half, bone-in 6-8 oz 35-45 min  
Breast half, boneless 4 oz 25-30 min  
Leg or thigh 8 or 4 oz 40-50 min  
Drumstick 4 oz 40-50 min  
Wing or wingette/drumette 2-3 oz 35-45 min  
Grilled Approximate Cooking Time
Internal Temp. 180F
Type Weight Unstuffed Stuffed
Whole broiler fryer
(indirect heat)
3-4 lbs 60-70 min 1 1/4-1 3/4 hrs
Whole roaster
(indirect heat)
5-7 lbs 18-25 min/lb 23-55 min/lb
Whole cornish hens
(indirect heat)
18-24 oz 45-55 min 1-1 1/2 hrs
Whole turkey
(indirect heat)
8-12 lbs
12-16 lbs
2-3 hrs
3-4 hrs
 
Whole duckling
(indirect heat)
4 1/2 lbs 2 1/2 hrs  
Whole goose
(indirect heat)
8-12 lbs 18-20 min/lb  
Whole capon
(indirect heat)
4-8 lbs 15-20 min/lb  
Breast half, bone-in 6-8 oz 10-15 min/side  
Breast half, boneless 4 oz
6-8 oz
8-10 min/side
10-15 min/side
 
Leg or thigh 8 or 4 oz 10-15 min/side  
Drumstick 4 oz
8-16 oz
8-12 min/side
10-15 min/side
 
Wing or wingette/drumette 2-3 oz 8-12 min/side  
Cooked at 350F in Oven Bag Approximate Cooking Time
Type Total
Weight
Regular
Size
10" x 16"
Large
Size
14" x 20"
Turkey Size
10" x
23 1/2"
Whole turkey, unstuffed 8-12 lbs
12-16 lbs
16-20 lbs
20-24 lbs
  1 1/2-2 hrs
2-2 1/2 hrs
2 1/2-3 hrs
3-3 1/2 hrs
Whole turkey, stuffed 8-12 lbs
12-16 lbs
16-20 lbs
20-24 lbs
  2-2 1/2 hrs
2 1/2-3 hrs
3-3 1/2 hrs
3 1/2-4 hrs
Turkey breast, bone-in 4-8 lbs

10-12 lbs
  1 1/4-2 hrs

2 1/4 -
2 3/4 hrs
Turkey breast, boneless 2 1/2-3 lbs
5 lbs
8-12 lbs
1 1/4-1 3/4 hrs
2-2 1/4 hrs


3-3 1/2 hrs
Turkey drumsticks 1 1/2-2 lbs

2-3 lbs
1 1/2-1 3/4 hrs
1 1/2 -
1 3/4 hrs
 
Chicken pieces 2-2 1/4 lbs
2 3/4-3 lbs
45-50 min

45-50 min
 
Chicken thighs 1/2-1 1/2 lbs
1 1/2-2 1/4 lbs
35-40 min
35-40 min
 
Chicken drumsticks 1-1 1/2 lbs
2-2 1/2 lbs
35-40 min
35-40 min
 
Chicken breast half, bone-in 1 1/2-2 lbs
2-2 1/2 lbs
40-45 min
40-45 min
 
Chicken breast half, boneless 3/4-1 lbs
1-1 1/2 lbs
25-30 min
25-30 min
 
Whole chicken 3 1/2-4 lbs
5-7 lbs
1-1 1/4 hrs
1 1/4-1 1/2 hrs
 
Cornish hens 1 1/2-3 1/2 lbs
4-7 lbs
40-45 min
55-60 min
 
Preheat oven to 350F. Add 1 Tbsp. flour to oven bag. Brush turkey with vegetable oil or butter. Remove poultry from oven when meat thermometer reaches 180F. If using a Turkey Size oven bag for foods smaller than 12 lbs., gather oven bag loosely around food, allowing room for heat circulation, close with nylon tie and cut away excess oven bag.

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