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    The 30 BEST Roast Chicken Recipes

    If you’re looking for new ways to roast chicken, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve compiled this list of thirty fabulous and easy Roast Chicken Recipes for you to try.

    All of these roast chicken recipes are great, featuring tender, juicy chicken. And there’s such a variety of flavors! No matter what herbs or spices you have on hand, you’re sure to find just the right roast chicken recipe for you.

    Cook your way through all these wonderful Roast Chicken Dinner Ideas, and you’ll never wonder “how to roast this whole chicken?” again!

    The 30 BEST Roast Chicken Recipes.

    1. Peruvian Chicken (Pollo a la Brasa)

    This roasted chicken is a total flavor Bomb! Tender, juicy, beautifully crisped up chicken loaded with awesome bold, delicious flavors. This isn’t your regular rotisserie chicken. Just imagine 10 times more flavorful.

    Get the Recipe: Peruvian Chicken

    2. Peri Peri Chicken

    Looking to mix things up? Try your chicken Portuguese-style with this Portuguese barbecue peri peri chicken. It can be cooked on the barbecue or in an oven, and the recipe covers how to do both, so you can make it to your liking.

    Get the Recipe: Peri Peri Chicken

    3. Garlic Herb Butter Roast Chicken

    Garlic herb butter roast chicken recipe!! It’s easy to make, and easy to prepare! The chicken is roasted with garlic butter, rosemary, parsley, lemon, and a bit of white wine.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    4. Oven Roasted Spatchcock Chicken with Maple Orange Glaze

    Need something that can feed a crowd? Try making this oven roasted spatchcock chicken with maple orange glaze. The whole chicken is evenly roasted with a maple orange glaze, and the chicken breasts are tender and juicy!

    Get the Recipe @ iheartumami

    5. Lemon Rosemary Roasted Chicken

    This lemon rosemary roasted chicken is phenomenal! It’s delicious and juicy, and the outside is crispy. The addition of butter, herbs like rosemary, and lemon help bring out even more flavors in a chicken that’s already amazingly flavorful.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingformysoul

    6. BBQ Roasted Chicken

    This barbecue roasted chicken isn’t just easy to make, it’s also tasty and crispy! It uses simple ingredients like pantry spices to help make a spectacular smoky barbecue chicken. It takes only twenty minutes to prepare and an hour to cook.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    7. Maple Butter Whole Roasted Chicken

    This maple butter whole roasted chicken will wow you, your family, and anyone else who gets the privilege of trying it! The whole roasted chicken is made with a sweet and buttery glaze and baked with a variety of vegetables and tangy tomatoes.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    8. Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Herbs

    This roasted chicken with garlic and herbs may have a simple name, but the golden brown chicken and garlicky herbs create complex and tasty flavors that will totally convince you to make this chicken again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    9. Honey Mustard Roast Chicken

    If you like chicken that’s sweet and tangy, then this honey mustard roast chicken is just the thing for you! It’s just as easy as making a regular roast chicken, so you won’t have to worry about extra work – just extra delicious flavors!

    Get the Recipe @ easychickenrecipes

    10. Mayonnaise Roasted Whole Chicken

    Mayonnaise fans, this one’s for you! This mayonnaise roasted whole chicken is crispy, juicy, and roasted to perfection with a fantastic mayonnaise rub that everyone will definitely fall in love with, not just the mayonnaise fans!

    Get the Recipe @ eatwell101

    11. Buttermilk Roast Chicken

    A buttermilk roast chicken doesn’t look any different from a traditional roast chicken, but the buttermilk makes a delicious difference! The buttermilk helps tenderize the meat, which helps the chicken skin brown and have extra flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    12. Roast Chicken Stuffed with Garlic and Rosemary Cream Cheese

    This roast chicken stuffed with garlic and rosemary cream cheese is an easy chicken recipe that’s bursting with flavor! The skin is amazingly crispy, and the chicken is served with fresh vegetables and homemade dinner rolls.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    13. Spatchcock Roast Chicken in Breadcrumbs and Potatoes

    Having a meal that you can make in one pan is easy and satisfying, which is why we included this spatchcock roast chicken in breadcrumbs and potatoes. It’s super easy thanks to using only one pan, it’s super delicious, and it’s creative! What’s not to love?

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

    14. Whole Roast Chicken with Herbs de Provence

    Looking for a wonderfully flavored dish that’s great for a family dinner? Look no further than this whole roast chicken with herbs de Provence. The chicken is flavored with a mixture of herbs and spices that help keep things tasty and unique.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    15. Lemon Roasted Apple Chicken and Veggies

    Another chicken that can be made with only one pan is this recipe for lemon roasted apple chicken and veggies. It’s a hearty dish that you’ll love. The vegetables are cooked under the chicken so they soak up the chicken, lemon, and butter juices.

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    16. Lemon Garlic Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

    As you’re probably aware, we love using a slow cooker, so we had to include this lemon garlic slow cooker roast chicken recipe! It’s incredibly quick to prepare, and it’s sure to become a go-to way for you to make your chicken.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    17. Rosemary and Thyme Roast Chicken and Potatoes

    Rosemary and thyme are a perfect combination, and this rosemary and thyme roast chicken and potatoes recipe proves that fact! The recipe creates a chicken that’s juicy and crispy-skinned, and potatoes that are perfectly golden.

    Get the Recipe @ vikalinka

    18. Pot Roasted Coconut Chicken

    This pot roasted coconut chicken is fantastic! It’s simple to make and uses shockingly few ingredients. It’s also pretty good for you, so go ahead, make it and enjoy eating it guilt-free. It tastes amazing and it’s healthy – what’s better than that?

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    19. Cajun Roast Chicken

    You’ll be drooling over this tasty Cajun roast chicken. The skin is crispy and spicy, the meat is juicy, and it’s drizzled with a rich garlic Cajun butter that brings the whole thing together. It’s also keto, gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free!

    Get the Recipe @ everylastbite

    20. Honeyed Harissa Roast Chicken

    This honeyed harissa roast chicken is surprisingly simple to throw together, and it makes a great comfort food. The chicken is spicy, a little sweet, a bit smoky, loaded with flavors, and totally delicious! You’ll surely be impressed!

    Get the Recipe @ yestoyolks

    21. Moroccan Roast Chicken and Potatoes

    Potatoes and chicken are a classic combination, and this Moroccan roast chicken and potatoes recipe proves it! It’s slowly cooked in a tagine and then it’s filled with a variety of delicious and intense Moroccan flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    22. Dutch Oven Whole Roast Chicken

    If you like your chicken skin crispy, you’ll love this Dutch oven whole roast chicken recipe! It’s cooked to perfection and covered with great ingredients like lemon, garlic, and rosemary butter. It can also be made using only one pot!

    Get the Recipe @ bowlofdelicious

    23. Ginger Orange Roast Chicken

    This ginger orange chicken recipe is amazing! The chicken is perfectly roasted with a ginger orange butter, and it’s served alongside tender sweet potatoes and beautiful brussel sprouts! It’s simple, but also impressive and tasty!

    Get the Recipe @ wholeandheavenlyoven

    24. Easy Roast Chicken with Lemon Chimichurri

    If you like easy recipes that fill your house with great smells, then you’ll love this easy roast chicken with lemon chimichurri recipe. The chicken is positively bursting with vibrant flavors thanks to the lemon-infused chimichurri sauce.

    Get the Recipe @ hungryenoughtoeatsix

    25. Whole Roasted Jerk Chicken

    This whole roasted jerk chicken will help spice up your traditional dinners and it’s a recipe you’ll fall in love with. The charring of the chicken helps improve the flavor and adds to each bite. Trust us, you’re going to love this one.

    Get the Recipe @ alicaspepperpot

    26. Roasted Tandoori-Style Chicken

    While it’s nice getting takeout, sometimes you just crave takeout while still wanting to make things at home. If that describes you, then this roasted tandoori-style chicken is perfect for you! It has all the great flavors of getting Indian takeout!

    Get the Recipe @ somuchfoodblog

    27. Spatchcock Roast Chicken with Teriyaki Glaze

    This spatchcock roast chicken with teriyaki glaze is bursting with sweet, spicy, orange, garlic, ginger, and soy flavors. It’s wonderfully saucy, so if you’re a fan of sauce, then this roast chicken is definitely the one for you.

    Get the Recipe @ twokooksinthekitchen

    28. Puerto Rican Style Whole Roasted Chicken

    Craving something Puerto Rican-style? Try this Puerto Rican style whole roasted chicken! It might just become your new go-to for chicken, and it’s amazingly flavorful! What are you waiting for? Go on and give it a shot!

    Get the Recipe @ thecouponproject

    29. Sweet and Spicy Gochujang Honey Roast Chicken and Potatoes

    If you love the juxtaposition of sweet and spicy flavors, then you must try this recipe for sweet and spicy gochujang honey roast chicken and potatoes! It’s a six ingredient sheet pan dinner that’s easy to make and great tasting!

    Get the Recipe @ iamafoodblog

    30. Pollo Asado

    Finishing things off with a bang, we have this pollo asado recipe. It’s smoky, tangy, spicy, and tasty, and you’ll surely love it! It’s a flavorful and moist tender chicken recipe that puts a Latin spin on the usual chicken dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ grandbaby-cakes

    There you have it, thirty delicious roast chicken recipes! Pin or bookmark this collection of great dishes so you always know where to find it.

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    30 BEST Roast Chickens

    This great collection of Roast Chicken Recipes will give you a ton of flavor options for your whole baked chicken.


    • 4 pound whole chicken
    • 6 Tbsp softened butter
    • Salt, pepper, herbs and spices.


    1. Preheat oven to 425˚F.
    2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Rub butter al over chicken, including under skin.
    3. Season generously with salt, pepper, herbs and spices.
    4. Roast the chicken for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 165˚F.
    5. Remove from oven, tent with foil, and rest 10 minutes before serving.


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