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Old 09-20-2008, 05:59 PM   #1
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Cooking 2 Chickens together

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If I want to cook 2 chickens in the same oven at the same time do I add both weights together and work out times for the combined weight?

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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No, you cook them for the only the amount of time you'd cook one chicken. You're not cooking a 15 pound bird, you are cooking 2 7 pound birds, and a 7 pound bird, even sitting next to another 7 pound bird will cook in an hour and a half.
Just make sure you temp them both, especially in the middle of the pan, where less hot air was circulating. They have to temp at 160.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:47 PM   #3
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depending on size, they might cook quite well in the same pan. just leave a little room between them for the air and heat to circulate.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:33 PM   #4
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I always make two chickens at the same time. One to eat and one to freeze. I use my 14 inch Lodge Cast iron skillet and the chickens roast at 450 for 15 minutes, then at 325 for a little over one hour. They come out a beautiful deep golden color, are juicy and soooo very delicious. Each chicken roasts on it's own weight so the temp and time are the same as for one chicken.
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