This modern take on roast chicken by Yohanis Gebreyesus uses one of Ethiopia’s signature spices, nigella. When used as the dominant seasoning, nigella’s nutty, earthy notes take centre stage and combine sublimely with sesame seeds
Cooking the chicken low and slow means you can just shred the meat away from the bones ready to pack into warm flatbreads.
So-called because a brick wrapped in foil was traditionally used to weigh down the chicken. Spatchcocking the bird and having it in direct contact with the pan reduces the cooking time and gives crisp, golden skin.
Try our expert recipe for the most golden roast, crisp-skinned chicken – the perfect main for your Sunday dinner.
Add a twist to your Sunday roast with our whole chicken recipes, marinated in flavours such as spiced yogurt, slathered in garlic butter or dry-brined for perfect results every time.
Smother this whole chicken in garlicky, lemony butter and roast for an easy, flavour-packed family roast.
Chunky slices of sourdough make a trivet for roast chicken in this cosy recipe, and soak up all the delicious cooking juices. Perfect for Sunday lunch.
The roasting juices, lemon and butter make a delicious rich ‘gravy’ to stir rice through. Delicious served with plenty of warm naan bread.
Check out our super simple roast chicken recipe with a quick spicy yogurt marinade. Serve this easy chicken dish with basmati rice and naans to mop up the juices.
A well-roasted chicken is a beautiful thing, but you can perfect it with one simple step. Follow our easy guidelines for getting the perfect roast chicken every time.
Koji is a natural umami-packed seasoning made of rice fermented with special mould pores, a key component in Japanese cooking. In this recipe, it is used to marinate the meat and makes a really succulent roast chicken full of delicious flavours. More Japanese recipe ideas here...
Check out this succulent roast chicken recipe with super-crispy skin. Ready in two hours with all the trimmings, it makes the perfect family Sunday lunch.
This is a great springtime dish, full of flavour and a real nod to warmer times ahead. The lettuce and mint add a very clean, fresh taste and pot roasting the chicken keeps it tender.
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Roast chicken with a twist! Make a simple, spicy marinade from store cupboard ingredients and cover the chicken with it before roasting. This recipe includes potato wedges.
Putting a thick layer of homemade herb and garlic flavoured soft cheese under the skin will keep the breasts succulent and juicy. Don't forget to slather some on top to give the skin a beautiful finish. Serve with fresh seasonal veg.
This is the perfect midweek supper – just tip the chicken breasts, cherry tomatoes and chickpeas into a tray and roast with tarragon. Dinner just doesn’t get easier than that!
Chicken is tray baked in white wine, garlic, lemon and globe artichokes, bringing out their nutty flavour perfectly. Ideal for Sunday lunch served with crispy roast potatoes.
Here are some ideas for roast chicken leftovers...
This Catalan roast chicken, potato and pepper salad is quick and easy to make and a great way to use Jersey Royals.
Check out this low calorie, quick and simple vibrant roast chicken with mint and crunchy pomegranates. Serve this chicken recipe with a hearty salad for an easy midweek meal. Check out more healthy chicken ideas here...
This coleslaw has a warm dressing, which helps the carrot soak up the flavours of the cumin and mustard. Look out for younger, sweeter new season carrots when buying. A mandolin is useful for all the shredding.
This quick roast chicken and lentils with salsa verde makes a comforting meal for two in just 1 hour, making it perfect midweek.
This recipe for roast chicken and Jerusalem artichokes with lemon and sage butter is really easy to make and ready in under an hour. Plus, it packs in some big flavours. It's a prefect alternative to your usual roast.