35 Roast Chicken Recipes That Come Out Perfect Every Time
These versatile roast chicken ideas are simple enough for beginner cooks and standbys for the pros. You'll definitely want to add one—or a bunch!—of these recipes to your dinner rotation.
Pan-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
This one-dish roast chicken with vegetables tastes as if it took hours of hands-on time to put together, but the simple ingredients can be prepped in mere minutes. The rosemary gives it a rich flavor, and the meat juices cook the veggies to perfection. It’s unbelievably easy! —Sherri Melotik, Oak Creek, Wisconsin
For more poultry ideas, check out these recipes for every way to cook chicken.
Louisiana ChickenGreen peppers and mint add a surprise to this Louisiana chicken recipe. A roasting bag keeps the chicken moist and flavorful. —Jill Werle, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
This dish is perfect for summer, as are these grilled chicken recipes.
Greek Chicken BakeAs soon as the weather turns cold, I know it’s time to pull out this go-to recipe. I assemble it in the morning, then put it in the oven before dinner. —Kelly Maxwell, Plainfield, Illinois
Do you know how to bake chicken breasts, too?
Mimosa Roasted ChickenThis aromatic seasoned chicken with a rich and buttery champagne gravy will delight all who taste it. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Chicken RoyaleTreat your dinner guests like kings and queens by serving them this chicken royale recipe. —Nancy Schubert, Lake Forest, Illinois
Country Roasted ChickenThis Dutch oven roast chicken recipe gets wonderful flavor from the celery, onion and parsley tucked inside. This is my family’s favorite way to make roast chicken. When my daughter was away at school, she even called home to ask me for the recipe so she could make it herself. —Judy Page, Edenville, Michigan
For another easy, delicious method, learn how to cook chicken in an air fryer.
Roasted Tuscan Chicken DinnerWhen an Italian friend shared many years ago that she often added Italian sausages to her pan of baked chicken, I had to give it a try! The sausages give the chicken an amazing flavor. Over the years, I’ve turned it into a one-dish meal by adding potatoes, onions and peppers, and it has become a family favorite that I often use for holidays, spur of the moment company and Sunday dinners. —Teri Lindquist, Gurnee, Illinois
Citrus-Herb Roast ChickenThis dish is one of my all-time favorites. The flavorful, juicy chicken combines with the aromas of spring in fresh herbs, lemon and onions to form the perfect one-pot meal. I make the gravy right in the pan. —Megan Fordyce, Fairchance, Pennsylvania
Honey-Lime Roasted ChickenIt’s hard to believe this finger-licking main course starts with only five ingredients. The chicken is easy, light and so good. It’s just as tasty prepared outside on the grill. —Lori Carbonell, Springfield, Vermont
Roasted Chicken with VeggiesBright, tender vegetables surround this moist golden chicken seasoned with aromatic thyme. — Mary Beth Hansen, Columbia, Tennessee
This dish is a family favorite. So are these copycat chicken recipes.