How to Calculate the Cooking Time of Meat in the Oven?

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Using your oven accurately is sometimes difficult, depending on warm up speed, power, the type of meat and the way the recipe is written etc… In fact there are a few rules of thumb to consider when measuring the cooking time of meat in the oven:

For poultry:
For a chicken of 2 lbs to 3 lbs (1 kg – 1.5 kg),  allow 15 to 20 minutes per 300g, so aim for 1 hour on average.

For red meat:

Allow 15 min per 500g.
For the lamb leg, allow about 20 minutes per 500g.


  • Cooking times are also calculated according to the quality and thus the tenderness of the piece.
  • Never prick the meat before cooking so it retains its juices and flavor.
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