A golden roast chicken in a white baking dish

Best roast chicken recipes

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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

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Looking for roast chicken recipes? Check out our ideas for how to roast a chicken, with classic and more exotic flavour ideas to really impress during a Sunday roast. Make a batch of our best-ever roast potatoes here to pair with your chicken, and don’t forget the gravy!

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.

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Ingredients

  • We use whole chickens for these recipes

Slow-cooked shawarma chicken

Cooking the chicken low and slow means you can just shred the meat away from the bones ready to pack into warm flatbreads.

Slow-cooked shawarma chicken

Brick chicken with brown butter and capers

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.

Brick chicken with brown butter and capers

Rosemary salt roast chicken

Try our expert recipe for the most golden roast, crisp-skinned chicken – the perfect main for your Sunday dinner.

Rosemary salt roast chicken

Roast’ chicken 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.

'Roast' chicken dinner

Roast chicken with kiev butter

Smother this whole chicken in garlicky, lemony butter and roast for an easy, flavour-packed family roast.

Baked Chicken Kiev For an Easy Roast Chicken Recipe

Roast chicken on crunchy rosemary sourdough

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.

A golden roast chicken in a white baking dish

Roast chicken with spiced masala butter

The roasting juices, lemon and butter make a delicious rich ‘gravy’ to stir rice through. Delicious served with plenty of warm naan bread.

Roast chicken with spiced masala butter

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.

Roast Chicken Recipe with Yogurt

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.

Dry Brine Technique For Roast Chicken

Koji roast chicken

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...

A whole roast chicken in a pot on a turquoise table

Roast chicken with rosemary garlic butter

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.

Roast Chicken Recipe with Rosemary Garlic Butter

Pot-roast chicken with bacon, peas and lettuce

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.

Pot Roast Chicken Recipe with Peas and Bacon

Looking for roast potatoes to pair with your chicken?

Try our recipes here...

- schnitzel roasties

- pull-apart roast potatoes

- duck fat hasselbacks

Best Roast Potatoes Ever Recipe


Roast chicken with spiced yogurt marinade

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.

Roast Chicken With Spicy Yogurt Marinade

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.

Homemade Boursin roast chicken

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!

Roast Chicken Tomatoes Recipe with Chickpeas

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.

Catalan Chicken Recipe With Potato and Pepper Salad

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...

Chicken and Pomegranate Recipe with Mint

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.

Salt Roasted Chicken with Spiced Carrot Coleslaw

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.

Roast Chicken Recipe with Artichokes and Sage Butter
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