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
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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
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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
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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
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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. 
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Rotisserie Chicken with Yogurt Sauce and Herb Relish

Easy to prepare, this quick weeknight dinner is also rich in flavor. Spend a few minutes making the savory yogurt sauce and herb relish, then let your supermarket take it from there. A store-bought chicken will make this recipe a breeze, but you can also roast your own.
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Flat Roast Chicken

Rating: 3.68 stars
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Try this recipe from Lucinda Scala Quinn's "Mad Hungry" cookbook for a simple, family-friendly way to serve delicious roast chicken. It's just one of our many delicious chicken recipes.

Spatchcocked Chicken with Potatoes

Rating: 3.41 stars
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Spatchcocking -- splitting, then flattening a chicken -- yields a perfect roasted chicken in less time than a whole one takes. It also exposes more skin, which crisps up nicely at higher temperatures. Click here to learn how. Feel free to use a roasting pan or a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet.

Spatchcocked Chicken with Tomatoes

Rating: 4.06 stars
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Spatchcocking -- splitting, then flattening a chicken -- yields a perfect roasted chicken in less time than a whole one takes. It also exposes more skin, which crisps up nicely at higher temperatures. Click here to learn how. Feel free to use a roasting pan or a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet.

Herb-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Rating: 3.38 stars
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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!
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Inspiration and Ideas

25 Delicious Roast Chicken Recipes for Any Occasion

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Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Spinach and Ricotta

Rating: 3.21 stars
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This is a colorful and delicious way to doctor up simple chicken breasts.