Whole Chicken Recipes

Baked, roasted, grilled, fried, or simmered. Find tasty ways to make the most of whole chicken.

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Honey Baked Chicken II

Rating: 4.5 stars 2344
Baked chicken with a sweet and spicy glaze.

Rotisserie Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 302
This is a great easy recipe that our family loves. It's perfect as the main dish of a simple meal with French fries and cole slaw.

Chicken Savoy

Rating: 4.5 stars 407
A whole chicken cut into pieces and baked with a simple mixture of olive oil, chicken stock, garlic, spices and cheese - topped with balsamic vinegar just before serving. The best Chicken Savoy on the planet is served at the Belmont Tavern in Bloomfield, where it was invented by Stretch himself. Go there, order Savoy for two, and order Zita with pot cheese. They make a wonderful combination. The place is not fancy, but the food is outstanding. This is a recipe to eat with your fingers and get juices on your hands. Yum!

Roast Chicken with Rosemary

Rating: 4.5 stars 840
When I was in Vicenza, Italy at an open market downtown, I smelled this scrumptious smell of roast chicken at this stand. So I bought one of their chickens and looked what they stuffed in the cavity to make it taste so good! I also do my turkeys like this too!

Chef John's Salt Roasted Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 378
This is one of those rare recipes where the name is the same as the ingredient list. You're going to be so shocked at how flavorful, juicy, and amazing this roast chicken comes out.

Crispy Roasted Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 130
Roasted half chicken seasoned with caraway, sage, fennel, and paprika.

Simple Whole Roasted Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 1085
The combination of unique ingredients make this chicken dish delicious. It roasts beautifully and is surprisingly fast once it's in the oven. I serve this with the Chimichurri Sauce I found on Allrecipes, and I can't get enough! Plus the leftovers are fantastic for sandwiches, salads, and Mexican dishes.
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Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 843
An easy slow cooker recipe for a whole chicken. This is such a simple recipe for something SO good! Serve hot with steamed rice.

Chef John's Chicken Under a Brick

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
You should use a big cast iron pan for this, but it will also work in a high-quality, heavy-duty stainless steel pan, or other oven-proof skillet. The key is to heat it very well before the chicken goes in. Other than that, there's really no way to screw it up, unless you under or overcook it, which won't happen, since you're going to check it with the thermometer.

Spatchcock Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 61
Perfectly cooked in about half the time it takes to roast a whole bird.

Chef John's Nashville Hot Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 74
If you've never had Nashville Hot Chicken, we're talking about an ultra-crispy fried chicken doused with a cayenne-infused glaze, and by 'glaze' I mean melted butter and lard. For the record, I've never been to Nashville, so I can't tell you how authentic this is, but it works for me, and is fairly easy to pull off.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Our 15 Best Roast Chicken Recipes
Tender, juicy roasted chicken is so simple to prepare, you can even make two and save the leftovers for more delicious meals.
How to Cook a Whole Chicken in the Instant Pot
Before you head to the grocery store to pick up a rotisserie chicken, consider cooking a whole chicken yourself.