When you gather around the table for your Easter lunch or dinner, it's not uncommon to find yourself facing the familiar leg of lamb. If you're yearning for a departure from the traditional Easter fare, whether due to budget considerations, a preference for a leaner option, or a desire for a more sustainable choice, look no further than our Easter chicken recipes. These dishes promise to deliver an equally stunning centrepiece that will captivate your taste buds and elevate your celebration.


We've curated a diverse selection of chicken mains, perfect for any Easter gathering. Given that Easter falls within a notoriously unpredictable weather month, we've got you covered regardless of whether you're cosying up for a comforting roast on a chilly day or opting for a relaxed barbecue-style lunch under the sunny skies. Our offerings include an array of sharing spreads featuring salads, wings, and more, ideal for soaking in the sunshine. And if the idea of tackling a mountain of dishes dampens your spirits, fear not – we've included convenient one-pot and traybake options to simplify clean-up and maximise enjoyment.

Check out our best Easter dinner ideas and top 20 spring recipes for more Easter inspiration, or browse our picks of the best Easter eggs to buy.

If you don’t want to break the bank this Easter, check out our budget spring recipes and budget entertaining recipes.

And if you’re keen to try a diet that’s more mindful of the planet, read our helpful guides on what is the planetary health diet? And is a vegan diet better for the environment? Before finding meat-free Easter main inspiration with our vegan Easter recipes and vegetarian Easter recipes.

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10 Easter chicken dinner ideas

1. Spring one-pot roast chicken

Whole roast chicken in a tray surrounded by spring greens and rashishes

Add a delightful springtime flair to your Sunday roast by incorporating vibrant radishes and tender whole spring onions, complemented by a luscious sauce crafted from mascarpone, fragrant tarragon, and zesty lemon. By preparing the entire roast with sides in a single tray, you'll breeze through the prep in just 20 minutes, leaving virtually no cleanup afterwards.

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2. Chicken & tzatziki wraps

Chicken & tzatziki wraps

Create these effortless wraps by layering tender chicken chunks with crisp cucumber, juicy tomatoes, and creamy tzatziki sauce. Not only are they budget-friendly, but they also come together in less than 30 minutes, making them an ideal option for a quick and satisfying meal.

Roll up a savoury treat for lunch or dinner in a tortilla or flatbread with our wrap recipes.

3. Spring roast chicken

Spring roast chicken

Trim your expenses without sacrificing flavour by opting for succulent chicken thighs, guaranteed to deliver juicy meat and perfectly crispy skin. This dish, featuring a delectable combination of tender asparagus, zesty courgettes, sweet peas and tangy feta, promises a burst of delightful flavours with every bite. Serve with our ultimate roast potatoes for a satisfying and hearty lunch or dinner.

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4. Italian roast chicken cobb salad

Large plate of lettuce, olives, boiled eggs, bacon, chicken thighs and tomatoes

Challenge the notion that salads can't take centre stage with our revamped version of the classic American Cobb salad. Infuse it with Italian flair by incorporating creamy mozzarella, fresh basil, and briny olives, elevating it to new heights of flavour. Perfect for sharing, this innovative twist on a beloved favourite is sure to impress.

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5. Herby spring chicken pot pie

Filo topped chicken and herb pie

Streamline your clean-up while indulging in a delectable feast with our mouthwatering one-pan chicken pie, brimming with vibrant spinach and aromatic herbs, all crowned with irresistibly crispy filo pastry. Despite its impressive appearance, this hearty main comes together in under an hour thanks to the convenience of store-bought filo pastry and pre-cooked chicken thighs or leftover shredded chicken.

Try more of our chicken pie recipes for a comforting family dinner.

6. Sticky lime & honey wings

Chicken wings on a tray next to coleslaw and a bowl of rice

For a relaxed Easter dining affair, tantalise your taste buds with these irresistible sticky lime and honey wings, perfect for a barbecue feast. Pair them with refreshing coleslaw to balance the richness of the meat, along with classic sides like corn on the cob, potato salad, and other delectable dishes that are tailor-made for enjoying under the sunny skies.

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7. Spring chicken in a pot

Pot of chicken with new potatoes and spring green vegetables

Casseroles aren't exclusively reserved for winter months – this light and vibrant one-pot wonder bursts with the freshness of spring vegetables and fragrant pesto. With just 10 simple ingredients and two easy steps, this dish offers a fantastic, uncomplicated option for crafting a healthy dinner.

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8. Massaman curry roast chicken

Roast chicken in a tray surrounded by chillies and new potatoes

An enticing departure from the traditional Easter roast, this chicken dish boasts a symphony of flavours infused with aromatic lemongrass, zesty ginger, tangy lime, and rich massaman curry paste. Pair it with a generous serving of perfectly cooked pilau rice for a truly satisfying meal.

Whip up a warming chicken curry recipe for a family meal with flavour.

9. Chicken, leek & ham pie

Shortcrust pastry topped chicken, leek & ham pie with a portion taken out

Make this pleasing pie whenever you're serving a crowd. Topped with puff pastry, it's filled with chicken, ham and leeks in a silky smooth sauce. Ideal for Easter entertaining, this make-ahead main is freezer-friendly, allowing you to effortlessly pop it into the oven whenever guests are due to arrive.

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10. Spring chicken paella

Spring chicken paella with peas, topped with dill, mint and parsley

Add a fresh twist to the timeless Spanish rice one-pot by introducing vibrant green broad beans, along with fragrant dill, mint, and parsley. This innovative take on a classic dish serves as a delightful Easter main that offers a departure from traditional roasts.

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