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Tried and tested methods for cooking a chicken. Which is best, slow and low, or fast and high?

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HeinzSight Fri 12-Sep-08 23:17:04

Have recently heard from a turkey farmer that it's better to cook for less time but at a high temp.

What works best?

I've always cooked at lower temp but for longer.

strummer Fri 12-Sep-08 23:20:04

I cook high and fast with tin foil wrapped over the top.

SqueakyPop Fri 12-Sep-08 23:20:08

I have a fan oven, and cook a large chicken at 160C for 1.25 - 1.5 hours (ie quick and cool).

When I cook a turkey, I can do it in less than two hours upside down. Apparently this works well for a chicken too, so can be very quick.

HeinzSight Fri 12-Sep-08 23:25:14

Blimey, I've been cooking my chickens FAR too long in my fan oven!

HeinzSight Sat 13-Sep-08 14:41:36

it's nothing to do with how expensive the bird is?

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