Sunday, September 19, 2004

Stupid Chicken

So, I'm roasting a chicken for dinner, following Betty Crocker's tips (like a housewife from the '50's) and the stupid bird isn't done yet. I did the math--a 3 pound chicken will cook in 2 hours at 325 degrees. That's 40 minutes a pound. I had a 4 pound chicken: 4 pounds of chicken times 40 minutes a pound is 160 minutes, or 2 2/3 hours. I checked the oven--the internal temp reads 325...the chicken is, in fact, a 4 pounder...So if I put the chicken in at 3:10pm, why is it still pink at 6:25?
Is it possible that my oven defies the laws of cooking? Is it possible that Betty Crocker could be (gasp) wrong? Or is this just another one of those oddball occurrences designed to get right up my nose because I am pregnant and ungainly and already cranky?
The mysteries of the universe....
I have to go and check the stupid bird again.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Have you considered an oven thermometer?