Roast Chicken Recipes

Our roast chicken recipes are comfort food at its most elemental. Roasting chicken is a technique every cook needs to master. We have a step-by-step guide to perfect roast chicken and recipes for chicken roasted at high heat, seasoned, stuffed, and seasonal variations so you can roast a chicken with spring flavors or one with an autumn accent.

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Perfect Roast Chicken

Rating: 3.5 stars 1371
The almost universal appeal of roasted chicken stems from its power to comfort. The ideal roasted chicken recipe will leave your chicken golden brown and gleaming, tender, and juicy. The crackle of chicken as it roasts and the wondrous aroma that perfumes the kitchen provoke a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment.

Pomegranate Roasted Chicken

This whole roast chicken is flavored with a pomegranate-juice glaze and decorated with thyme and pomegranate seeds.

Roasted Chicken with Tangerines and Olives

Rating: 4 stars 24
Tangerine slices add sweetness and zest to this roasted chicken dish, which is great over couscous or alongside roasted potatoes.

Roast Spatchcocked Lemon Chicken

Rating: 3.5 stars 246
The technique of spatchcocking requires splitting and flattening the chicken. It exposes more skin, which really crisps up at high temperatures. See our step-by-step guide to spatchcocking a chicken, then use this recipe to put together two other delicious meals: Chicken-and-Rice Soup and Escarole Salad with Lardons and Poached Eggs.

Roasted Chicken with Dates, Citrus, and Olives

Rating: 4 stars 38
Be sure to squeeze the juice of the roasted citrus over the final dish before serving for just the right balance of sweet and tart.

Roast-Chicken Grain Bowl

This recipe leaves little to waste by employing the beet greens in the bulgur and the pan drippings in the vinaigrette. Substitute shredded kale if using loose beets.

Roast Chicken with Vegetables and Potatoes

Nothing hits the spot quite like a simple roast chicken with vegetables. Nestled on a bed of fingerling potatoes, carrots, shallots, and fragrant lemons, this one-and-done dish is an excellent candidate for a special Sunday roast any time of year. 

Double Roast Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 153
Roasting two chickens at once leaves plenty left over for sandwiches, soups, and salads--such as Roast Chicken Salad with Feta and Greens and Roast Chicken and Vegetable Soup--for easy lunches and dinners.

Herb-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Rating: 3.5 stars 290
Stuffing the roast chicken with fresh herbs infuses it with flavor; the high oven temperature yields crisp skin and juicy meat. Throw carrots and other vegetables in and it becomes a one-pot dinner!

Baked Chicken Legs with Chickpeas, Olives, and Greens

This one-pan Mediterranean-inspired meal is quite the package, thanks to an easy oven-baked method and a lively spice rub of Aleppo pepper, thyme, coriander, and orange zest. Once drizzled generously with olive oil, the chicken legs, orange slices, and chickpeas roast together, getting crispy on the outside and meltingly tender throughout.

Skillet Chicken with Leeks and Carrots

We've adapted a fall favorite, roast chicken, for the warmer months by using bone-in breasts to cut the cooking time in half. Baked on a bed of leeks, carrots, and bread cubes that soak up the meat's flavorful juices, this one-pan meal is worthy of a special occasion.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Rating: 3.5 stars 155
Get a taste of the French countryside: chicken with mild, buttery roasted garlic -- yes, 40 cloves of it -- and a few sprigs of thyme. C'est tout!

Inspiration and Ideas

25 Delicious Roast Chicken Recipes for Any Occasion
Whether you like yours paired with aromatic herbs, piquant spices, or savory vegetables, we've got a recipe for succulent, flavorful roast chicken that you'll love right here.
Roast Chicken with Garlic and Thyme
Rating: Unrated 17
Crisp, golden skin and juicy garlic-laced meat exemplify why roasting is one of the best ways to highlight the texture and flavor of a chicken.
Roast Chicken
Rating: 3.5 stars 3

This roast chicken recipe requires no turning or basting. Tying the legs helps the meat to cook evenly, and spreading butter over the surface before roasting ensures a delectable crispness and an appetizing golden-brown color.