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 brings the best of both worlds to the table: It's a classic comfort food, but it's also elevated enough to serve for a special occasion, too. What's more, roast chicken is delicious fresh or served as leftovers, and you can prepare it simply with vegetables and herbs or boldly-seasoned with harissa, paprika, and other warm spices. With all its versatility, we can't celebrate roast chicken with just one recipe—we have so many succulent and flavorful ones to share, starting with the Roast Chicken with Broiled-Vegetable-and-Bread Salad that's seen here.
If you're looking for a classic roast chicken recipe, look no further than our Roast Chicken with Vegetables and Potatoes. Whole chicken roasts alongside carrots, shallots, and fingerling potatoes, plus lemon and fresh parsley leaves for added aromatic flavors. You'll wow everyone at your dinner table—even a hungry group of little ones—with this recipe.
Of course, roast chicken doesn't always mean roasting a whole chicken for a couple of hours. You can make a spectacular version of roast chicken using chicken breasts or thighs if you want to get dinner on the table in under one hour. From topping a grain bowl and salad with the meat to spatchcocking the chicken and roasting it in a cast-iron skillet, there's a reason why we never get tired of this staple protein: There are just so many delicious ways to prepare it.
So, whether you choose to keep things light by serving it with a kale salad or alongside hearty, seasonal vegetables such as cauliflower, sweet potatoes, or tomatoes, get to know some of our most delicious roast chicken recipes.
Roast Chicken with Vegetables and Potatoes
Consider this your go-to roast chicken recipe—prep work is minimal, but the payoff is big, thanks to flavor from an entire lemon, fresh parsley leaves, and shallots, which roast with the meat.
Roasted Chicken Breasts with Grape Stuffing
If you're worried about chicken breasts drying out too quickly, take a page out of our book—we use bone-in, skin-on meat, which helps to keep the meat tender on the inside and crispy, golden brown on the outside.
Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Potatoes
Roasted Chicken with Cauliflower "Tabbouleh"
Roast Chicken with Lemony Harissa Glaze
Roasted Chicken with Kale and Tomato Panzanella
Roast Chicken with Meyer Lemons and Potatoes
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Za'atar, Potatoes, and Greens
Roast-Chicken Grain Bowl
Roasted-Chicken Bread Salad with Peas
Roasted Chicken with Dates, Citrus, and Olives
One hour, one pan, and large enough to feed up to six people: What's not to love about this vibrant roast chicken recipe?
Roast Chicken with Paprika and Roasted Garlic
Whole Roasted Mustard Chicken
Simple Roast Chicken
Though understated, this three-ingredient roast chicken recipe is perfect for year-round dinners.
Roast Chicken with Cauliflower and Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Quartered Chicken with Herb Sauce
Whip up a quick herb vinaigrette using red wine vinegar, fresh parsley leaves, minced garlic, and red pepper flakes to serve with a classic roast chicken recipe.
Roast Chicken with Fava Beans
Fava beans are a healthy legume that serves as the eye-popping green base for whole roasted chicken in this one-skillet dish.
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta
Roast Spatchcocked Lemon Chicken
By spatchcocking a whole chicken, you cut the cook time practically in half. And when you roast the meat with shallots and lemons, you make the meat even more succulent and delicious.
Herb-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
Stuffing a chicken with fresh parsley and thyme and adding white wine to the pan infuses the whole bird with flavor, as well as the carrots, potatoes, and leeks cooked next to it. Roasting at a high temperature seals in the chicken's juices and makes the skin crispy.