7 Ways to Roast a Chicken

December 25, 2014

There are 3 million chicken recipes on the internet. We're here to show you the good ones. Win, win.

Today: Let your love for roasted chicken grow deeper with these 7 simple recipes.

Like a heaping bowl of mac and cheese or a rich slice of chocolate cake, perfectly roast chicken is tried and true comfort food. While it is delicious prepared from a simple recipe, it's also open to adaptation and a bit of adventure. As a salute to this staple, here are 7 ways to roast your chicken, starting with the simplest method and ending with the most intricate.

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Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken by Genius Recipes 


The Best Roast Chicken with Garlic and Herb Pan Sauce by Merrill Stubbs


Spiced Roast Chicken with Za'atar Yoghurt by BurntCream 


Herbed Chicken Thighs Roasted in a Paper Bag by Kukla


Roasted Achiote Chicken with Potatoes, Broccoli, and Tangerine Aioli by savorthis


Extraordinary Marinated and Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, and Chickpeas by divasparkle


Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Bread by Aliwaks

Is there an undiscovered Food52 chicken recipe you love? Send us a paragraph or two at [email protected] about why you love it, and it could be next week's Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner.

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Meher R. May 21, 2015
Yeah these 7 ways are really useful one...will try this at home and let you know how well did it worked!

just try this also ...
Selma |. April 8, 2015
Thank you so much for including my Extraordinary Marinated and Roasted Chicken - I've made it with a spatchcocked chicken too and it works really well!
Miche December 28, 2014
IMHO, spatchcocked, which I believe was one of Amanda's recipe on this site, is the very best way to roast chicken.
Judith R. December 26, 2014
My favorite is to remove the backbone, clip the breast bonebsonthebchicken lies flat, rub it all over with a mixture of olive oil, salt, and plenty of red pepper flakes. Then roast it in a 400 degree oven forv40 minutes or so.
Ahuva December 25, 2014
Awesome post! I make roasted chicken every Friday night so this is very helpful.