If you have a whole chicken on your hands, you're probably going to roast it. Roast chicken is one of those classic Sunday dinners that gives you tons of leftovers to put in soups, salads and sandwiches over the following week. Food & Wine can elevate your roasting game by giving you new flavor ideas for traditional recipes. Or if you're someone who's tired of the same techniques, we have a few suggestions. Find out how to cook your chicken over a can of beer or try butterflying it—called spatchcocking—before cooking it on the grill. We have the old, the new and the completely unexpected.
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Poblano Pimento Cheese–Roasted Chicken
Ashley Christensen, the chef at Poole’s in North Carolina, kicks up her pimento cheese with spicy poblanos and green hot sauce. In this brilliant riff, Justin Chapple spreads the creamy dip under the skin of a whole bird before it’s roasted to get both crispy skin and juicy meat. Slideshow: More Roast Chicken Recipes