Our Best Roast Chicken Recipes

Herbert M. Pickett

Roast chicken brings the best of both worlds to the table: It’s a classic comfort food, but it’s also elevated enough to serve for a special occasion, too. What’s more, roast chicken is delicious fresh or served as leftovers, and you can prepare it simply with vegetables and herbs or boldly-seasoned with harissa, paprika, and other warm spices. With all its versatility, we can’t celebrate roast chicken with just one recipe—we have so many succulent and flavorful ones to share, starting with the Roast Chicken with Broiled-Vegetable-and-Bread Salad that’s seen here.

If you’re looking for a classic roast chicken recipe, look no further than our Roast Chicken with Vegetables and Potatoes. Whole chicken roasts alongside carrots, shallots, and fingerling potatoes, plus lemon and fresh parsley leaves for added aromatic flavors. You’ll wow everyone at your dinner table—even a hungry group of little ones—with this recipe.

Of course, roast chicken doesn’t always mean roasting a whole chicken for a couple of hours. You can make a spectacular version of roast chicken using chicken breasts or thighs if you want to get dinner on the table in under one hour. From topping a grain bowl and salad with the meat to spatchcocking the chicken and roasting it in a cast-iron skillet, there’s a reason why we never get tired of this staple protein: There are just so many delicious ways to prepare it.

So, whether you choose to keep things light by serving it with a kale salad or alongside hearty, seasonal vegetables such as cauliflower, sweet potatoes, or tomatoes, get to know some of our most delicious roast chicken recipes.

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