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Miele convection setting on oven, how long for a 4.7 lbs chicken?

The cooking time for a 4.7 lbs (approximately 2.1 kg) chicken in a Miele oven using the convection setting can vary based on factors such as the specific model of the oven, the desired internal temperature of the chicken, and any additional steps you might take during the cooking process. Generally, convection cooking can reduce cooking times compared to conventional cooking methods. As a rough guideline, when using the convection setting in a Miele oven, you can estimate the cooking time for a whole chicken to be around 20 to 25 minutes per pound (0.45 kg) at a temperature of 350°F (175°C). This calculation would suggest a total cooking time of approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes to 2 hours for a 4.7 lbs chicken. However, these times are approximate, and using a meat thermometer to monitor the internal temperature of the chicken is crucial to ensure it's fully cooked and safe to eat. To achieve the best results, follow these steps: 1. Preparation: Pat the chicken dry, season it as desired, and allow it to come to room temperature before cooking. 2. Preheat: Preheat the Miele oven to 350°F (175°C) with the convection setting on. 3. Cooking: Place the chicken on a roasting pan or rack in the oven. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh without touching the bone. This will help you monitor the chicken's internal temperature. 4. Internal Temperature: Cook the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C) in the thickest part of the thigh. This ensures that the chicken is fully cooked and safe to eat. 5. Resting: Once the chicken reaches the desired temperature, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 10 to 15 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more tender and flavorful chicken. It's important to note that these times are approximate and can vary based on your oven's actual temperature accuracy, the specific characteristics of the chicken, and other individual factors. Using a meat thermometer to gauge the chicken's internal temperature is the most reliable method to determine when it's cooked to perfection. Always refer to the specific guidelines in your Miele oven's user manual for accurate cooking times and recommendations for convection cooking.
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