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45 Ways to Roast Chicken (All Become Dinner)

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Roast chicken, the stalwart of dinner. The weeknight warrior. The shape-shifting, dinner-to-lunch Lego.

You may be the kind of person whose by-heart method never fails you—great for you. Or you may have met an overdone breast or undercooked leg or two (we can't all be Ina). In either case, building and then diversifying your roast chicken repertoire is a savvy move: More dinners, more lunches, more homemade chicken stock.

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Here are 45 really good roast chicken recipes to choose from:

whole birds

Pucker-Up Lemon Sumac Chicken with Lemon Herb Board Sauce
Pucker-Up Lemon Sumac Chicken with Lemon Herb Board Sauce
Renee Erickson's Roast Chicken with Brown Butter and Lemons

Renee Erickson's Roast Chicken with Brown Butter and Lemons by Kristy Mucci

Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken

Barbara Kafka's Simplest Roast Chicken by Genius Recipes

The Best Roast Chicken with Garlic and Herb Pan Sauce

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

Roasted Butterflied Chicken with Cardamom and Yogurt

Roasted Butterflied Chicken with Cardamom and Yogurt by TasteFood

Shaoxing Roast Chicken
Shaoxing Roast Chicken
Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk

Jamie Oliver's Chicken in Milk by Genius Recipes

How to Roast a Chicken Without a Recipe

How to Roast a Chicken Without a Recipe by Kenzi Wilbur

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Spatchcocked Roast Chicken

Spatchcocked Roast Chicken by Merrill Stubbs

Cajun Dry-Brined Roast Chicken Inspired by Zuni Café

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

Zuni Café Bread Salad with Currants, Pine Nuts, Scallions & Roasted Chicken
Zuni Café Bread Salad with Currants, Pine Nuts, Scallions & Roasted Chicken
Buttermilk-Marinated Roast Chicken with Tarragon and Dijon Mustard

Buttermilk-Marinated Roast Chicken with Tarragon and Dijo... by MaryFrancesCooks

Beg, Borrow, and Steal Roast Chicken with Cilantro-Tamarind Sauce

Beg, Borrow, and Steal Roast Chicken with Cilantro-Tamari... by AntoniaJames

Teriyaki-Roasted Chicken and Gravy

Teriyaki-Roasted Chicken and Gravy by Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast

The Best Roast Chicken with Pan Sauce, Revisited

The Best Roast Chicken with Pan Sauce, Revisited by Merrill Stubbs

The Search for the Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe

The Search for the Perfect Roast Chicken Recipe by alana_chernila

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Roasted Chicken, Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s "Freedom From Want"

Roasted Chicken, Inspired by Norman Rockwell’s "Freedom F... by Rebecca Firkser

Spiced Buttermilk Roast Chicken

Spiced Buttermilk Roast Chicken by ieatthepeach

Honey And Chipotle Roasted Chicken

Honey And Chipotle Roasted Chicken by Vicky | Things I Made Today

Super-Quick Roast Chicken with Garlic and White Wine Gravy

Super-Quick Roast Chicken with Garlic and White Wine Gravy by lizziehewson

Spatchcocked and Braise-Roasted Chicken

Spatchcocked and Braise-Roasted Chicken by Amanda Hesser

Filipino Roasted Chicken (Lechon Manok)

Filipino Roasted Chicken (Lechon Manok) by Dax Phillips

Slow Roasted Lemon Chicken

Slow Roasted Lemon Chicken by inpatskitchen

Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Bread

Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Bread by Aliwaks

Lemon and Onion Roast or Roasted Chicken

Lemon and Onion Roast or Roasted Chicken by Bevi

Roast Chicken with Mustard and Grapes

Roast Chicken with Mustard and Grapes by lastnightsdinner

Wishbone Roast Chicken with Herb Butter

Wishbone Roast Chicken with Herb Butter by monkeymom

Misoyaki Roast Chicken with Shoyu Onion Sauce

Misoyaki Roast Chicken with Shoyu Onion Sauce by WuNotWoo

Crispy Roast Chicken (Stuffed Under the Skin with Basil-Garlic Purée)

Crispy Roast Chicken (Stuffed Under the Skin with Basil-G... by ChefJune

dark meat

Rachel Khoo's Sticky Malaysian Chicken with Pineapple Salad
Rachel Khoo's Sticky Malaysian Chicken with Pineapple Salad
Sheet Pan Chicken and Cauliflower "Shawarma"

Sheet Pan Chicken and Cauliflower "Shawarma" by Alexandra Stafford

Herbed Chicken Thighs Roasted in a Paper Bag

Herbed Chicken Thighs Roasted in a Paper Bag by Kukla

Skillet Roasted Chicken Thighs with Dandelion Greens + Baby Carrots

Skillet Roasted Chicken Thighs with Dandelion Greens + Ba... by CarolineWright

Simple Roasted Grape Chicken

Simple Roasted Grape Chicken by gingerroot

Miso and Honey Butter–Roast Chicken

Miso and Honey Butter–Roast Chicken by Melanie K.

Spiced Roast Chicken with Za'atar Yogurt

Spiced Roast Chicken with Za'atar Yogurt by BurntCream

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken and Cabbage
Sheet Pan Roast Chicken and Cabbage
Chile-Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Rice

Chile-Roasted Chicken and Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Rice by Sarah | Wisconsin from Scratch

Sambal Oelek Roasted Chicken

Sambal Oelek Roasted Chicken by Kirthana | Theblurrylime

Extraordinary Marinated and Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, and Chickpeas

Extraordinary Marinated and Roasted Chicken, Potatoes, an... by Selma | Selma's Table

Roasted Achiote Chicken with Potatoes, Broccoli, and Tangerine Aioli

Roasted Achiote Chicken with Potatoes, Broccoli, and Tang... by savorthis

white meat

Orange-Sesame Chicken Wings
Orange-Sesame Chicken Wings
Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Dijon Sauce and Crispy Pancetta

Pan Roasted Chicken Breast with Dijon Sauce and Crispy Pa... by Sonali aka the Foodie Physi...

Roast Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts

Roast Chicken Breasts with Mushrooms and Artichoke Hearts by drbabs

How to Make Stuffed Roast Chicken Breast (or Turkey, or Duck) Without a Recipe
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How to Make Stuffed Roast Chicken Breast (or Turkey, or Duck) Without a Recipe