What is the Best Temperature for Roasting a Chicken?

Starting the cooking at a high temperature of 425°F degrees (218°C) for 15 - 20 minutes gets the chicken off to a good start, but remember Convection cooks food from the edge to the core, so if you keep the temperature too high you risk overcooking the edges and the center may not be cooked through. So a combination of high heat for a short period of time and moderate heat, 350°F degrees (180°C) for the remainder of the cooking will yield the best results.