How Long Should I Bake a Chicken at 300 Degrees?

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It is important to cook chicken until thoroughly done to avoid illness.
It is important to cook chicken until thoroughly done to avoid illness. (Image: Liv Friis-Larsen/iStock/Getty Images)

Bake Chicken at 350 Degrees Fahrenheit

Due to the possibility of salmonella, it is important to cook chicken until completely done. The United States Department of Agriculture recommends cooking a 3 to 4 lb. broiler or fryer at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours.

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Bake Chicken at 300 Degrees Fahrenheit

If you bake chicken at 300 degrees Fahrenheit, cook it until the internal temperature of the thigh’s thickest portion reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit and juices run clear.

Cook it until the internal temperature of the thigh’s thickest portion reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cook it until the internal temperature of the thigh’s thickest portion reaches 180 degrees Fahrenheit. (Image: Image Source/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Bottom Line

All types of poultry, regardless of size or weight, must cook to an internal temperature of 180 degrees Fahrenheit throughout to be safe.

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180 degrees Farenheit (Image: Bo Insogna/iStock/Getty Images)

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