27 Superbly Reliable Roast Chicken Recipes

Whether you’re craving a simple, easy roast chicken so you can have leftovers through the week or perhaps want to try something a little unconventional with your roast hen, we’ve got a recipe for you.

Classic Roast Chicken

Succulent. Crisp-skinned. Simple. If that's what you seek in a roast hen, your search stops with this ooh- and aah-inducing technique.
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Ina Garten's Lemon Chicken

If we had to choose just one roast chicken to spend the rest of our lives with, this would be the one. No contest.
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Roast Chicken with Moroccan Spices

This is definitely NOT the roast chicken of our childhood. And with all due respect, we couldn't be happier about that.
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Roast Chicken with Pancetta and Olives

"One of the best chicken recipes ever!" "Crisp-skinned." "Juicy." "Aromatic." "Easy." "Gorgeous." "Heavenly." That's what we're hearing from folks who've tried it.
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Roast Chicken with Lemon

Burnished skin. Juicy meat. An insanely come-hither aroma that pervades the house. All this can be yours for supper. And it's so simple to toss it together.
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Roast Chicken with Citrus

The words "orange chicken" used to make us think of gloppy Chinese takeout—until we tried this orange chicken.
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Crisp Roast Chicken in a Skillet

Chef Jonathan Waxman shares the secret to making crisp-skinned roast chicken without waiting for an entire hen to roast. And it's seriously so easy.
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Roast Chicken with Rosemary and Potatoes

The charm of this roast chicken lies in its simplicity and its potatoes, which are imbued with drippings and meltingly tender yet impossibly crisp at the edges.
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Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Brown Butter

A somewhat elevated riff on roast chicken and vegetables, this chef-ified dish with rosemary-infused brown butter means you can dine in style at home.
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Chinese Roast Chicken

For those nights when you want the ease and comfort of roast chicken without the usual predictability of roast chicken.
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Baharat Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Though the taste behind this single-pan supper is revelatory, the approach to getting there couldn’t be simpler.
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David Leite's Best Brined Roast Chicken

This is, without any doubt, the BEST brined chicken recipe we've EVER tasted. Seriously. (And did we mention how quick and easy it is?!)
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Roast Chicken and Pan Gravy

We seriously cannot get enough of this easy roast chicken and pan gravy that's got our heads spinning...and everyone clamoring for more.
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Simple Roast Chicken

As its name implies, this simple roast hen ridiculously easy and turns out a superlative bird with shatteringly crisp skin and surprisingly juicy meat. No surprise that it's the same technique that Thomas Keller uses.
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Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Dates

An easier yet no less elegant riff on the classic chicken Marbella. Ideal for the Jewish high holidays yet ecumenical enough for Sunday suppers everywhere.
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Roast Chicken with Herb Butter

Just when you thought you were unable to come up with yet another variation on roast chicken that didn’t bore you out of your mind, along comes Dorie Greenspan with this simple yet surprisingly lovely rendition.
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Skillet Roast Chicken

This sassy roast chicken gets its moist meat and ultra-crisp skin from the two-step process of searing it in a skillet then sliding the whole thing in the oven. Simplicity.
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Peruvian Roast Chicken

This anything-but-boring bird borrows its Peruvian accent from a technicolor dream coat of paprika, lemon, garlic, and cumin.
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Baharat Roast Chicken

Not only does the exotic Middle Eastern spice blend known as baharat lend an enticing flourish to your everyday cooking, it just may make for the most exceptionally easy chicken you've ever made.
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Roast Chicken Thighs with Lemon

Shatteringly crisp skin. Tender, juicy meat. And pan juices you're gonna wanna sop up or soak up rather than let a drop go to waste.
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Sumac Roast Chicken

A subtle tweak to an ordinary roast hen can make all the difference. Here a single Middle Eastern spice elevates an everyday roast hen to something special. Something very special.
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Spicy Roast Chicken

Like Nashville Hot Chicken except that it's baked rather than fried, this spicy roast chicken is doused with cayenne for a nice, mild, warm burn that you're gonna love.
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Maple Roast Chicken

Pancakes are swell, but breakfast hasn't got an exclusive on maple syrup. Especially not when this maple roast chicken is in the house.
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Harissa Roast Chicken

We figured out how to make roast chicken and potatoes a little less ordinary. Actually, a lot less ordinary.
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Beer Roasted Chicken

A crisp-skinned bird that's inflected with orange and coriander for a very unique flair. And it comes together in a single pot, making it a cinch to prep as well as clean up afterward.
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Moroccan-Spiced Roast Chicken

What we adore most about roast chicken? The fix-it-and-forget-about-it-ness of it. That and the countless ways to fancy it up. Here, one of our fuss-free favorites.
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Sheet Pan Roast Chicken with Za'atar

The beguiling taste and aroma of za’atar lends intrigue to this anything-but-ordinary sheet pan chicken supper. (Did we mention how simple it is?!)
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