How Long does It Take to Bake a Chicken?

How long it takes to bake a chicken depends on how large the bird. A small 2 1/2 to 3 lb. chicken will take 1 1/4 hours in a 375 degree oven. A larger 4 1/2 to 5 lb. bird will take 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Make sure the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.