25 Best Roast Chicken Recipes

Roast Chicken with Kumquats

Roast Chicken with Kumquats
3

This variation on the orange and poultry marriage is perfect for one of those Sunday nights in February. I’m thinking of one when the winter vegetables have ...


By Cree LeFavour

Roast Chicken Bánh Mì

Roast Chicken Bánh Mì
4

I had the good fortune of growing up within a 20-minute drive of Los Angeles' Little Saigon, where it was common to find freshly baked baguettes cradling ...


By Will Budiaman

Crispy Roast Chicken

Crispy Roast Chicken
3.45

One of the first and best (and most primal) things I learned to do in the kitchen was to roast a chicken. In high school, it was also one of the few ...


By Cree LeFavour

Big-Batch Roast Chicken

Big-Batch Roast Chicken
4.65

Here's an idea: Do a mix-and-match. Make up a couple of different seasoning mixtures and roast all the chicken in the same pan. That way, you'll have many ...


By Liz Vaccariello

Organic Simple Roast Chicken

Organic Simple Roast Chicken
5

If you live near an organic chicken farm, it’s a great idea to take advantage of the fresh poultry — you’ll really taste the difference. We ordered ours ...


By Victoria Barton

Perfect Roasted Chicken Recipe

Perfect Roasted Chicken Recipe
4.6

There are three finesse points to a perfect roasted chicken. Though infinite variables make one roasted chicken different from another (the quality of the ...


By Michael Ruhlman

Whole Roast Chicken

Whole Roast Chicken
2.5

A whole chicken, cooked on the grill, is a delicious summertime meal option. Cooking a whole chicken serves a larger group and keeps the meat very moist. ...


By Paul and Amy Gephardt

Pot-Roasted Chicken Recipe

Pot-Roasted Chicken Recipe
3.1

A heavy Dutch oven. Piney rosemary. Sweet celery root. Salty-rich slab bacon. Crushed juniper berries. Homemade broth. Calvados. A good chicken. This is my ...


By Mindy Fox

Whole Roasted Chicken

Whole Roasted Chicken
4

With a balance of seasoning that includes fresh herbs and lemon, this recipe makes the perfect roast chicken every time.  


By Harrison Keevil

Easy Roast Chicken Recipe

Easy Roast Chicken Recipe
3.3

Roasting a whole chicken may be one of the more daunting culinary projects a cook may try, but it shouldn't be. All it takes is a couple of pantry basics, ...


By Allison Beck

Herb Roasted chicken

3.6

roasted hebr crusted chickenBy Dennis Bybee in Gourmet foods and fun.....(:> (Files) · Edit Doc · Deletethis recipe was on my menu at my first restaurant in ...


By Dennis Bybee

Roast Chicken with French Fries

Roast Chicken with French Fries
2.55

"Poulet frites!" I'd yell every time we went to a restaurant. My parents would look at the menu, discuss the different possibilities, and then decide to be ...


By Ethel Brennan and Sara Remington

Roast Chicken Leg with Gremolata

Roast Chicken Leg with Gremolata
3

A great recipe to take advantage of dark thigh meat, if you're a dark meat kind of person. Click here to see 101 Ways to Cook Chicken


By Joe Yonan

Pan-Roasted Chicken Thigh Sandwich

Pan-Roasted Chicken Thigh Sandwich
4

Chef Michael Ferraro won the Mezzetta sandwich charity challenge with this recipe, and after trying it, it's easy to tell why. Don’t be intimated by the ...


By Michael Ferraro

Moroccan Carrot and Roast Chicken Tart

Moroccan Carrot and Roast Chicken Tart
3.55

Squares of this tart match well with martinis, and they also make a nice lunch or light dinner, with a salad alongside. Harissa is a North African chile ...


By Mindy Fox

Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Herbs

Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Herbs
4

This is a great version of brick chicken. If you don't want to split the chickens yourself, ask your butcher to do it for you.Click here to see more recipes ...


By Cindy's Table

Slow-Roasted Chicken with Tarragon and Peas

Slow-Roasted Chicken with Tarragon and Peas
5

Tarragon has a very special affinity with chicken. This spring/summer recipe is a new take on an old theme and is well loved by all. New potatoes are the ...


By Camilla Plum

Greek-Style Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Greek-Style Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
3.7

Few things beat the simplicity of a roasted chicken with potatoes. Perfect for any occasion, this one-pan meal is affordable, uses only a couple of ...


By Erin Swing

Lemon Curd and Black Pepper Roasted Chicken

Lemon Curd and Black Pepper Roasted Chicken
2.85

A perfectly roasted chicken is what many cooks dream of as quite possibly their last meal, and many more before then. It's Sunday dinner pared down to its ...


By Will Budiaman

Chinese Roast Chicken Buns with Scallion and Spicy Hoisin Sauce

Chinese Roast Chicken Buns with Scallion and Spicy Hoisin Sauce
5

Tender meat — often pork, though here, it’s chicken — sweet, garlicky hoisin sauce, cooling cucumber, and scallion all tucked into soft, pillowy steamed ...


By Mindy Fox

Skillet-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Lavender and Red Wine-Butter Sauce Recipe

Skillet-Roasted Chicken Breasts with Lavender and Red Wine-Butter Sauce Recipe
3

This beautiful dish has a decidedly feminine flair, with a silky pink sauce and a flower garnish. But don’t let that prevent you from serving these chicken ...


By Jill Silverman Hough

Roasted Chicken on Spinach with Strawberries, Caramelized Pecans, and Balsamic Dressing

Roasted Chicken on Spinach with Strawberries, Caramelized Pecans, and Balsamic Dressing

I remember as a young girl the adventure of picking strawberries from a patch the neighbors had growing in their yard; it was small, so was I, and the haul ...


By CreativeCulinary

Luca Mancini’s Pollo ripeno alle castagne e tartufo nero (Chestnut and Black Truffle Stuffed Roast Chicken)

Luca Mancini’s Pollo ripeno alle castagne e tartufo nero (Chestnut and Black Truffle Stuffed Roast Chicken)

Executive Chef, Luca Mancini of Paresa Resort in Phuket, Thailand is originally from Italy.  A seasoned chef with extensive luxury hotel experience, Chef ...


By Elsa Säätelä

'Lunch-to-Go' Lunchbox

'Lunch-to-Go' Lunchbox

I love this recipe because it allows the kids to have the freedom to create what they like but it’s also good for them. They’ll be so excited about creating ...


By David Burke

Organic Whole Chicken Stock

Organic Whole Chicken Stock

Chicken stock is helpful for so many dishes! Making it yourself will bring more flavor to your dishes. 


By Jim Love

Best Roast Chicken Recipes

What is Roast Chicken?

What is chicken? Chicken is a type of poultry available in many sizes and varieties, fresh, frozen, and pre-cooked. How to Buy: Choices: broiler-fryers: weigh 2 ½ -4 ½ lbs.; Rock Cornish game hen weigh 1-2 lbs.; roasters weigh 5-7 lbs., roast whole; Capons: male chickens weigh 4-7 lbs. roasted. Stewing/baking hens: 2-5 lbs. Cock/Roosters: mature males; need long, moist cooking. Chickens are sold in parts: breasts, ...

Roast Chicken Shopping Tip

When working with chicken, buy a separate cutting board, preferably a dishwasher-safe, plastic one, to avoid spreading bacteria onto raw produce.

Roast Chicken Cooking Tip

When browning meat, resist the urge to move the meat – you must allow a flavorful crust to form over high heat. Once it has formed, the meat should slide freely with the shake of a pan.

Pairing Wine With Roast Chicken

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.