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Christmas chicken recipes

Make the most of this popular poultry with our best ever Christmas chicken recipes. Try a showstopping roast, leftover chicken stir-fry or an impressive starter.

8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Use leftover ingredients from Christmas including Boursin cheese, cranberry jelly and stuffing in this festive dish. Ideal for casual entertaining

55 mins
Easy
6 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Brussels sprouts aren't just for Christmas- add them to a healthy noodle pot for extra nutrition and crunch

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
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0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Rub salt into the skin of the roast chicken and leave it overnight for a lovely crisp finish. Chicken and sage are a classic pairing for this Christmas main

2 hrs
Easy
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

James Martin's luxuriously rich dinner party starter can be made up to two days in advance for fuss-free entertaining - serve with toasted brioche, cornichons and chutney.

25 mins
More effort
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Marinate your bird overnight in bay, rosemary, lemon thyme and sage, then slow-cook for a flavour-packed roast dinner

4 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
33 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Joe Wicks’ tasty sprout recipe balances earthy, sweet and spicy flavours, using tender chicken thighs, chickpeas and cheese for a hearty festive stew

45 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Get your dinner party off to a great start with a silky-smooth chicken liver parfait. Serve with toasted brioche and a sweet chutney for an indulgent starter

30 mins
More effort
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Looking for an alternative to turkey? The lush green pistachio stuffing in this spiced roast chicken is very festive, so it's ideal for Christmas lunch

2 hrs and 10 mins
More effort
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Whet the appetite for the main event by serving guests this special chicken terrine with leeks and apricots. It can be made up to three days ahead

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
9 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This one-tray, vibrant and veg-heavy roast chicken dish provides four of your five-a-day

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
11 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Great for using up leftovers from Christmas dinner. If you don’t fancy turkey, use chicken instead.

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
120 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

What more can we say? A classic roast chicken recipe should be in everyone's repertoire, and it can always save the day

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftovers from a roast dinner to make this delicious chicken and leek pie with filo pastry topping. Serve with cabbage and mash for true comfort food

1 hr and 45 mins
Easy
148 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Use up leftover chicken in this rustic soup with garlic yogurt. Best served with cheese scones

50 mins
Easy
115 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Cook this creamy, comforting stew to serve with our smashed mini jacket potatoes. This warming one-pot with chicken, peas and leeks is perfect for a special family meal

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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