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. 

Broiled Yogurt-Marinated Chicken and Chickpeas

In this easy weeknight dinner, chicken thighs get a kick from a quick yogurt-lime marinade before being nestled on a baking sheet with spiced carrots and chickpeas and broiled to perfection. 

Green-Goddess Chicken and Salad

The green goddess dressing in this recipe works overtime as both a marinade for the roast chicken and as a finishing drizzle over this cobb-inspired spring salad.

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.

Roast Chicken with Potatoes, Lemon, and Asparagus

Rating: 3.5 stars 200
One whole roasted chicken, cut up, and a single pan—plus some citrus, new potatoes, butter, and newly in-season asparagus—create the ideal meal to welcome spring.

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Za'atar, Potatoes, and Greens

A tip when making this chicken dinner: Cutting slashes into the meat helps it absorb the flavor of the za'atar (herb) rub in this easy one-sheet pan meal.

Inspiration and Ideas

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Garlic-Roasted Chicken Breasts
Rating: 3.5 stars 62

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.