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: 3.44 stars
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: 4.13 stars
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: 3.53 stars
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: 3.92 stars
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. 

Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Escarole

Here's an easy sheet-pan diner just right for a busy weeknight. Juicy roasted chicken thighs, crispy potatoes, and wilted escarole make a cozy, delicious meal.

Simple Roast Chicken

Cook this roast chicken on Sunday night and use it all week. Be sure to save the pan drippingsadding just a small amount of the rich jus to nearly any dish (pasta, soup, or whole grains) lends a complex, savory flavor.

Herb-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Rating: 3.38 stars
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!

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Spinach and Smashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.9 stars
Seven simple ingredients are the building blocks for this pan-roasted chicken dish.

Roast Chicken with Sourdough Stuffing

Rating: 3.85 stars
Stuffing turns a standard roast chicken into something special. Tying the legs helps the bird cook evenly and keep its shape, so it looks gorgeous when you bring it to the table.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Whether paired with aromatic herbs, piquant spices, or savory vegetables, we've collected our best recipes for succulent, flavorful roast chicken here.
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Garlic-Roasted Chicken Breasts

Rating: 3.58 stars

In this Garlic-Roasted Chicken Breasts dish, roasting softens and mellows the garlic. The garlic tops serve as a rack for the chicken. Garlic bottoms are flipped halfway through to soak up juices. Leftover chicken can be used in dishes like chicken enchiladas.