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8 Whole Birds to Cook Next Week (That Aren't Turkey)

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Maybe you're only cooking for two, you don't have enough time, or you have a very small (and unreliable) oven. There are a lot of reasons not to cook a turkey on Thanksgiving. But even if you decide against it, you can still enjoy the tradition of dramatically serving and carving a bird at the head of your table. Here are 8 roast chicken, duck, and game hen recipes to serve next week if you just can't even:

Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken by Genius Recipes 



Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Bread by Aliwaks



Duck à l'Orange by Cara Nicoletti


Spatchcocked and Braise-Roasted Chicken by Amanda Hesser


Game Hens with Roasted Grape Mostarda by meganvt01


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


Slow Roast Duck by Merrill Stubbs


Cajun Dry-Brined Roast Chicken Inspired by Zuni Café by Samantha Weiss Hills

Will you be cooking a turkey this year? What bird usually graces your Thanksgiving table? Tell us in the comments below!

Tags: turkeyless thanksgiving, whole roast chicken, roast chickens, duck, game hen, poultry