Whole Chicken Recipes
Roast Chicken with Sausage and Peppers
F&W's Justin Chapple combines all of the classic flavors of an Italian sausage sub in this fun and delicious roast chicken dish.
Roast Chicken with Salsa Verde and Roasted Lemons
This crisp and juicy roast chicken from star chef Jonathan Waxman of NYC's Jams is perfect with his chunky seven-herb salsa verde.
Garlic Grilled Chicken
Chef José Catrimán of La Granja in Ibiza, Spain, serves these simple whole grilled chickens in the summer when he’s entertaining for a crowd. Instead of spatchcocking, a process that involves splitting a whole chicken along the backbone to get it to lay flat, he splits the chicken through the breast. This reversed process helps the bird cook more quickly and evenly, giving you juicy, perfectly cooked light and dark meat.
Butter-Roasted Chicken with Soy-Garlic Glaze
F&W's Kay Chun rubs an Asian-spiced butter under chicken skin before roasting to create an incredibly juicy and delicious bird.
Roast Chicken with Pickled Fennel and Candied Walnuts
The tart fennel and sweet walnuts here make this roast chicken especially good. The orange dressing has nutty flavor, too, because it's spiked with walnut oil.
Whole Roast Chicken with 40 Brussels Sprouts
When F&W's Kay Chun roasts chicken, she adds brussels sprouts to the roasting pan so they absorb the fantastic flavor of the caraway-infused chicken juices.
Chicken with Port and Figs
Dried figs are poached in port to make a luscious Portuguese-inspired sauce. Ruby port provides the best color, but tawny will also taste good.
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Corn Relish
Chicken alla Diavola
Salvatore Denaro's pollo alla diavola ("devil's-style chicken") is intensely seasoned. Two days prior to cooking, Denaro infuses white wine vinegar with a big bunch of dried Sicilian oregano for a marinade. Then he seasons the marinated chicken with an exotic herb mixture, or condimento, that includes Turkish bay laurel ("the only kind to use," Denaro says) and myrtle leaves. Feel free to experiment with a variety of herbs for the condimento. Pollo alla diavola is traditionally grilled over wood embers, but the chicken may also be grilled over a charcoal or gas fire, or broiled in an oven.
Julia's Favorite Roast Chicken
Julia Child seasoned this roast chicken inside and out by packing sauteed vegetables, lemon slices and fresh herbs into the cavity, then rubbing the skin with butter. In typical French fashion, she trussed the bird to promote even cooking.
Roast Chicken with Tangerines
This six-pound bird yields a lot of meat. But if you want even more, get a capon (a castrated rooster). They're quite huge: nine to 11 pounds. (You'll have to increase the amount of ingredients relative to the size of the bird, which will also take longer to cook.) Eugenia Bone gets capons from dartagnan.com.
Spice-Rubbed Roast Chicken with Two Sauces
At his new chicken-focused restaurant in Atlanta, Bantam + Biddy, Shaun Doty uses an Old Hickory rotisserie to cook his birds, which are coated with a lemony fennel-seed rub. The choice of sauces to serve alongside includes smoky piri piri and Dominican wasakaka,made with onion, chiles and herbs.
Poached Chicken with Fragrant Herb Vinaigrette
The gingery vinaigrette for this chicken is so dense with herbs, it's practically a salad. F&W's Kay Chun serves the dish with the nourishing broth alongside for sipping.