The words "orange chicken" used to make us think of gloppy Chinese takeout—until we tried this orange chicken.
This is definitely NOT the roast chicken of our childhood. And with all due respect, we couldn't be happier about that.
If we had to choose just one roast chicken to spend the rest of our lives with, this would be the one. No contest.
"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.
"Simple." "Perfect." "The moistest chicken with the crispiest skin we've ever had." That's what folks are saying about this crowd-pleasing, weeknight-friendly chicken trick.
The intensity of the classic buffalo wing is tempered here, usurped by a deliciously, defiantly untraditional blend of beguiling spices.
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?!)
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.
Succulent. Crisp-skinned. Simple. If that's what you seek in a roast hen, your search stops with this ooh- and aah-inducing technique.
Simple Roast Chicken10/31
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.
Simple as can be. Rub a hen with spice and salt. Toss in carrots and sweet spuds. Shove it in the oven. Accept accolades.
Spiced Roast Chicken12/31
A weeknight godsend, these spice-rubbed, oven-blasted chicken parts do dinner on the double. Er, triple.
What do 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's one of our fuss-free favorites.
This understated hen owes its curious lure to a simple, subtle blend of butter and unexpected spice. Appallingly easy and enthrallingly enticing.
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.
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.
We figured out how to make roast chicken and potatoes a little less ordinary. Actually, a lot less ordinary.
Sumac Roast Chicken18/31
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.
Brined, salted, chilled, roasted, and pampered, this hen makes weeknight dinner as well as weekend entertaining a feat of ease.
This anything-but-boring bird borrows its Peruvian accent from a technicolor dream coat of paprika, lemon, garlic, and cumin.
We seriously cannot get enough of this easy roast chicken and pan gravy that's got our heads spinning...and everyone clamoring for more.
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.
Some things never go out of style. Witness this throwback to the 50s recipe for drumsticks rolled in crumbs of any sort. Potato chips. Wasabi peas. Rice crackers.
"Just like something Grandma made." "A great way to have chicken leftovers." "WONDERFUL!" That's what folks are saying about this soup.
For those nights when you want the ease and comfort of roast chicken without the usual predictability of roast chicken.
Leave it to the French to make something as simple as roast chicken seem so darn alluring.
Beer Roasted Chicken27/31
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.
Roast Chicken Stock28/31
Sure, made-from-scratch stock like grandma used to make is frugal beyond belief. But wait till you see what it does for your cooking.
Spicy Roast Chicken29/31
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.
Maple Roast Chicken30/31
Pancakes are swell, but breakfast doesn't have an exclusive on maple syrup. Especially not when this maple roast chicken is in the house.
If you go weak in the knees at the mere thought of crisp skin on a roast hen, your day just got a heck of a lot better.