Preserved lemon roast chicken with freekeh salad

Roast chicken recipes

Inventive recipes that give whole roast chicken some serious perk, from flavour additions to all-in-one roasts and ideas for sides.

1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

There's nothing nicer than roast chicken. Perfect for Sunday lunch or an evening meal, this quick-to-prepare recipe pairs well with a fresh salsa verde

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
22 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A honey glaze adds a lovely sweetness to a classic roast chicken. Perfect with the tangy sweetness of roasted red onions

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
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21 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This can't-go-wrong roast chicken makes a great meal for Mother's Day - the kids can get involved too

2 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A naughty takeaway favourite made into a real meal. This chicken and chips combo just needs a bit of salad to ensure your halo

2 hrs
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

The Spanish-style stuffing in this roast chicken dish is packed with flavour and even more so if you make it ahead of time

2 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This simple, one-pan dish is a feast of tender chicken and fresh autumnal flavours

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

Add some spice to your Sunday lunch by marinating your bird, then use the juices to create a coconut veggie curry to serve alongside

3 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
54 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Take the stress out of a Sunday roast with this one-pan recipe that couldn't be simpler

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Add some punchy Spanish flavours to your Sunday roast - plus try Sara's ideas for using up the leftovers throughout the week

2 hrs and 50 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Smoothing butter under the bird's skin helps to baste the chicken and herbs add a delicious flavour to the gravy

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

We've turned a classic roast into a summery al fresco meal - we can guarantee it's a winning recipe, unfortunately we can't guarantee the weather!

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

This recipe's a messy job, but the pay-off is fragrant meat deliciously infused with citrus herb flavours

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

John Torode's perfect Sunday roast is a succulent chicken with robust garlic mushroom flavours - serve with potatoes and all the delicious resting juices

2 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A succulent chicken roast, full of herby flavour - the mustard adds a great new taste

2 hrs
More effort
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Pack your roast full of flavour with this spring recipe using mild wet garlic, a seasonal treat

1 hr and 50 mins
More effort
12 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Try a roast with a difference - Chinese five-spice, citrus and ginger add warmth to the rich soy and hoisin sauce-based gravy

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A classic roast chicken is made extra special with these Italian stuffing balls

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Use a spicy chilli marinade to perk up this easy roast chicken, serve with a crunchy coriander coleslaw for a simple family meal you can prepare in a flash

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A few extra vegetables will turn this recipe into a Sunday lunch spread - get ahead by making the stuffing in advance

2 hrs
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Shake up Sunday lunch with a whole chicken oozing with sage & garlic butter, which bastes the corn cobs and onions as they roast

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A healthy, all-in-one roast lunch, that supplies two portions of veg and a vitamin C boost

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Healthy
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