35 Roast Chicken Recipes to Make for Sunday Dinner (2024)

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35 Roast Chicken Recipes to Make for Sunday Dinner (1)Cathryn JakicicUpdated: Jun. 16, 2021

    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.

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    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

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    For more poultry ideas, check out these recipes for every way to cook chicken.

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    Louisiana Chicken

    Green peppers and mint add a surprise to this Louisiana chicken recipe. A roasting bag keeps the chicken moist and flavorful. —Jill Werle, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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    This dish is perfect for summer, as are these grilled chicken recipes.

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    Greek Chicken Bake

    As 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

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    Do you know how to bake chicken breasts, too?

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    Mimosa Roasted Chicken

    This aromatic seasoned chicken with a rich and buttery champagne gravy will delight all who taste it. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Chicken Royale

    Treat your dinner guests like kings and queens by serving them this chicken royale recipe. —Nancy Schubert, Lake Forest, Illinois

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    Country Roasted Chicken

    This 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

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    For another easy, delicious method, learn how to cook chicken in an air fryer.

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    Roasted Tuscan Chicken Dinner

    When 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

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    Citrus-Herb Roast Chicken

    This 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

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    Honey-Lime Roasted Chicken

    It’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

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    Roasted Chicken with Veggies

    Bright, tender vegetables surround this moist golden chicken seasoned with aromatic thyme. — Mary Beth Hansen, Columbia, Tennessee

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    This dish is a family favorite. So are these copycat chicken recipes.

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    Roasted Chicken with Brown Gravy

    Folks say this is the most delicious roasted chicken in brown sauce they’ve ever had. There’s only one problem—there are never any leftovers! —Annie Tompkins, Deltona, Florida

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    Buttery Herb Roasted Chicken

    Roasting chicken is always such a comforting thing, especially when you can pick the herbs right from your garden and pair them with some fresh citrus to smear across the bird! My family can’t get enough of this herb-roasted chicken recipe. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

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    Roasted Chicken with Rosemary

    Herbs, garlic and butter give this hearty meal in one a classic flavor. It's a lot like pot roast, except it uses chicken instead of beef. —Isabel Zienkosky, Salt Lake City, Utah

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    Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

    The first time my Greek father-in-law made this chicken, he proudly shared the recipe with me. It’s my favorite way to roast chicken.

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    Taste of Home

    Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken with Potatoes

    This is a meal I have my students make in our nutrition unit. It has a delicious lemon-herb flavor and is simple to make. —Mindy Rottmund, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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    Savory Roasted Chicken

    When you want an impressive centerpiece for Sunday dinner or a special-occasion meal, you can’t go wrong with this golden chicken. The moist, tender meat is enhanced with a hint of orange, savory and thyme. -Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Garlic Clove Chicken

    My Greek neighbors made this chicken frequently, and I couldn’t get enough of it. If you like garlic, you’ll love this recipe. —Denise Hollebeke, Penhold, Alberta

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    Roasted Lime Chicken

    The subtle citrus flavor infused throughout this moist and baked lime chicken makes it a frequent request for family dinners. It's the ideal way to use fresh herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme and parsley. —Kathy Lewis-Martinez, Spring Valley, California

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    Taste of Home

    Roast Chicken with Creole Stuffing

    I've used this recipe ever since I roasted my first chicken. Our whole family looks forward to it. The combination of shrimp, sausage, ham, vegetables and seasonings makes the stuffing unique and delicious.

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    Whether it’s soaking in marinade or baking in the oven, this easy-to-prepare chicken allows ample hands-free time. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois

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    Taste of Home

    Roasted Chicken

    This tender chicken is a real time-saver on a busy weekend. A simple blend of seasonings makes it a snap to prepare, and it smells heavenly as it roasts. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington

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    Roast Chicken with Vegetables

    Love a moist and tender chicken but not the mess of actually roasting one? Use an oven cooking bag to keep a chicken and veggies easily under control. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    My family loves this dish! There's nothing better than oven baked boneless chicken thighs for dinner. It looks and tastes like you fussed, but it is really simple to make. These roasted chicken thighs use healthy olive oil and fresh herbs from my garden. —Pattie Prescott, Manchester, New Hampshire

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    Roast Spiced Chicken

    Ever have a worn index card recipe from your mother with food stains covering the words? Spiced chicken has been in our family more than 50 years. —Cindy Kanwar, Blacklick, OH

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    When I became a new mother, my mom helped me find comforting and simple recipes to have on hand. This terrific roast chicken is a happy discovery. —Sara Eilers, Surprise, Arizona

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    Apple-Butter Barbecued Roasted Chicken

    I love cooking so much I sometimes think of recipes in my sleep and wake up to write them down! This dream-inspired dish is my family's favorite way to eat chicken. —Holly Kilbel, Akron, Ohio

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    When my whole family comes over for dinner, I make a big platter of roast chicken with sweet potatoes, carrots and fennel. My dad leads the fan club. —Kelly Ferguson, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania

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    Taste of Home

    I love lemon and thyme together so I decided to roast a chicken with that combo. The seasoning is simple, and the meat comes out moist and tender. —Pam Nelson, Beaverton, Oregon

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    Taste of Home

    Balsamic Roasted Chicken Thighs with Root Vegetables

    I will always remember the way my grandmother's house smelled when she made these balsamic chicken thighs every Sunday. Ever since she gave me the recipe, the heartwarming flavors always take me back to my childhood. — Erin Chilcoat, Central Islip, New York

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    Taste of Home

    Lemony Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

    This one-dish meal tastes like it needs hours of hands-on time to put together, but it's just minutes to prep the simple ingredients. The meat juices cook the veggies to perfection. So easy. —Sherri Melotik Oak Creek, Wisconsin

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    Baked Balsamic Chicken

    As far as roast chicken ideas go, this baked balsamic chicken recipe is one of our favorites. When the aroma from this dish fills your house, your family will think you spent all day cooking. But this elegant Sunday-special roast chicken, flavored with rosemary, wine and balsamic vinegar, is surprisingly simple to make. —Tracy Tylkowski, Omaha, Nebraska

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    Glazed Roast Chicken

    I like to make this for weeknight dinners. You can make this roast chicken with apricot glaze or quince jelly. —Victoria Miller, San Ramon, California

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    Slow-Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

    Even a beginner cook could make this slow cooked chicken and have it turn out perfectly. This recipe could not be easier. A few minutes of prep and you'll come home to a delicious dinner. —Anita Bell, Hermitage, Tennessee

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    Slow-Roasted Lemon Dill Chicken

    The lemon and dill in this slow-cooked recipe give the chicken a bright, fresh taste. Pair the entree with a side of noodles or a mixed green salad. —Lori Lockrey, Pickering, Ontario

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    Slow-Cooker Roast Chicken

    It's easy to make a whole chicken in a slow cooker. We save the shredded chicken to use during busy weeks. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas

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    Originally Published: June 16, 2021

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    Cathryn Jakicic

    Cathy Jakicic has written about everything from business and bacteria to beads and baking in her career —but she greatly prefers the last two. She is a baker and a crafter and loves to try new recipes for both.

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