Whole roast chicken with whole garlic, bay & white wine

Whole chicken 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.

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
94 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A full-flavoured alternative to your usual weekend roast - serve with a big bowl of rice

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Advertisement
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
10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this soy-glazed chicken as two courses; shred the leg meat and wrap in lettuce leaves for a starter. Then, slice the breast meat and serve with rice

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Give the Sunday roast an Asian twist with this crispy-skinned Peking chicken recipe

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
24 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This Italian-inspired roast chicken couldn't be easier, but the result is really special

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Give your Sunday lunch a Spanish twist with this easy pot-roast, packed with punchy chorizo, sherry, bay and thyme

1 hr and 55 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

The flavours of this one-pot dish marry beautifully, with the vinaigrette a welcome, summery change from traditional gravy

2 hrs and 20 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
42 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

For a casual summer lunch, try this Mediterranean roast with chickpeas, vegetables and salty Greek cheese

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 35 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
26 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
Easy
32 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs
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
8 ratings 3.2 out of 5 star rating

This one-dish summer roast is a great way of entertaining friends and family in the garden

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
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This Southern-spiced roast chicken dish is served with buttery mashed sweet potatoes with a secret ingredient - banana

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
8 ratings 3.3 out of 5 star rating

A complete meal in one pot- juicy whole chicken with spring vegetables that takes minutes to assemble

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This succulent all-purpose roast can be enjoyed with trimmings on Sunday or used as the basis for other satisfying meals

1 hr and 15 mins
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
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Why not use the slow cooker to make your Sunday lunch? Cooking low and slow ensures wonderfully tender, juicy chicken – then use the pan juices to make gravy

5 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
Advertisement