A whole chicken is economical and nutritious, and it can be used in so many ways. Whether you are roasting a chicken for a Sunday dinner or using the meat for soup, casserole, or salad, you are sure to find the perfect recipe in this list. Very simple and almost effortless dishes for any occasion!
Iron Skillet Roasted Chicken
This is a super-easy way to roast a chicken. Just season the chicken, put it in an iron skillet, and roast it to crispy-skin perfection. Whole roasted chicken is often saved for special occasions or holiday meals—it seems like a process to make and can take hours in the oven. Serve this chicken with roasted or mashed potatoes.
Roast Chicken With Bacon and Sage
This whole roasted chicken gets its savory flavor from bacon, herbs, garlic, and a variety of other seasonings. The chicken makes a fabulous meal with dressing or potatoes, along with your favorite vegetables. It doesn’t get much easier than a roast chicken for dinner, and this recipe is an excellent choice. The chicken is roasted to perfection with bacon and sage.
Instant Pot Whole Chicken
If you like tender, juicy rotisserie chicken, you won’t be able to get enough of this Instant Pot whole chicken. The bird is perfectly cooked with a combination of rotisserie-style spices in just 30 minutes—allow about 10 to 15 minutes for pressure buildup and another 12 minutes for natural release, and it’s ready!
Moroccan Chicken With Chermoula (Djaj Mchermel)
The chermoula (or marinade) for this sensational Moroccan chicken is a combination of garlic, paprika, cumin, oil, and lemon juice, along with herbs and seasonings. The complex yet balanced flavors make this a stunning dish—one you’ll make again and again.
Quick Pesto Roasted Chicken
This is a quick and flavorful pesto roasted chicken to prepare for any meal. It is a simple, easy, and tasty recipe. An easy whole roasted chicken is the perfect main dish for a special family dinner or any meal. Serve this roast chicken with baked potatoes and green beans or your family’s favorite side dish.
Roast Chicken With Garlic and Basil
A simple combination of garlic and basil flavors this delicious chicken. It’s an easy, fuss-free roast chicken to prepare and roast in the oven. Put a few whole basil leaves under the skin for an impressive presentation. Serve this roast chicken with baked potatoes and your favorite vegetable side dish.
The recipes above can be applied for while chicken or in pieces. For large serving, you should think about how many serving that will you cook. A small chicken—4 pounds or less—will feed about three to four people. A larger chicken—4 1/2 to 6 1/2 pounds or more, will feed four to seven people. If you want leftovers, choose a large chicken or consider cooking two chickens.