Whole roast chicken with whole garlic, bay & white wine

Whole chicken recipes

20 Recipes

From Mediterranean to Asian-style dishes, from herby to spicy, tuck into succulent, juicy chicken with these recipes which make the most of the whole bird.

Massaman curry roast chicken


(77 ratings)

A full-flavoured alternative to your usual weekend roast - serve with a big bowl of rice
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Peking-style chicken


(10 ratings)

Give the Sunday roast an Asian twist with this crispy-skinned Peking chicken recipe
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Rosemary & lemon roast chicken


(17 ratings)

This Italian-inspired roast chicken couldn't be easier, but the result is really special
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Roast chicken vinaigrette


(4 ratings)

The flavours of this one-pot dish marry beautifully, with the vinaigrette a welcome, summery change from traditional gravy
  • 2 hours and 20 mins
  • Easy

Roast chicken with peppers & feta


(26 ratings)

For a casual summer lunch, try this Mediterranean roast with chickpeas, vegetables and salty Greek cheese
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

One-pot poached spring chicken


(3 ratings)

This simple one-pot chicken uses the whole bird and poaching keeps it succulent. Blast the skin with a blowtorch to make it golden and deliciously crisp
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • More effort

Spatchcock piri-piri chicken


(18 ratings)

Butterfly a whole chicken by removing the backbone to keep it juicy during grilling, and flavour with a chilli pepper marinade
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Tandoori roast chicken


(25 ratings)

Serve this Indian spiced bird with rice, potatoes and vegetables for an alternative roast dinner
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Maryland chicken


(1 rating)

This Southern-spiced roast chicken dish is served with buttery mashed sweet potatoes with a secret ingredient - banana
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

All-in-one spring roast chicken


(8 ratings)

A complete meal in one pot- juicy whole chicken with spring vegetables that takes minutes to assemble
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Really useful roast chicken


(0 ratings)

This succulent all-purpose roast can be enjoyed with trimmings on Sunday or used as the basis for other satisfying meals
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Slow cooker chicken


(0 ratings)

Why not use the slow cooker to make your Sunday lunch? Cooking low and slow ensures wonderfully tender, juicy meat – then use the pan juices to make gravy...
  • 5 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy