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5 Whole Chicken Recipes That Aren’t Roasts

by Lottie Huckle

published on 9 September 2016

Want to make the most of a whole chicken without making a roast dinner? Try one of these five recipes that maximises the flavour of the whole bird, without a traditional roast in sight. 

Slow-Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken | Summer Recipe

Slow-Roasted Garlic and Lemon Chicken from Nigella Summer by Nigella Lawson

This recipe is cooked low and slow for incredibly succulent chicken with an intense flavour. The perfect meal for a lazy weekend feast. 

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Oven Roasted Chicken With Sumac | Roast

Oven-roasted Chicken with Sumac, Pomegranate Molasses, Chilli and Sesame Seeds from Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul

This dish from Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul has a long recipe title but couldn’t be easier to make. It’s low maintenance but big on flavour. 

From the book

Chicken and Tarragon Casserole | Easy Chicken Recipe

Chicken and Tarragon Casserole from Cook. Nourish. Glow. by Amelia Freer

This casserole is slow-cooked so that tender meat falls away from the bone during the cooking process. The result is a melt in the mouth dish gently seasoned with tarragon, lemon and white wine. 

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Peri-Peri Chicken | Easy Chicken Recipe

Peri-Peri Chicken from The Groundnut Cookbook by Duval Timothy, Folayemi Brown and Jacob Fodio Todd

Peri-peri has grown massively in popularity over the past few years. Make authentic Peri-peri Chicken with this recipe from The Groundnut Cookbook in your own kitchen – it’s bound to go down a treat. 

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Chicken Pie | Easy Chicken Recipe

Chicken Pie from The WI Cookbook by Mary Gwynn

This is the ultimate Chicken Pie recipe from The WI Cookbook. Traditional, homely and heart-warming, it’s bound to leave no leftovers but a smile on everyone’s face. 

Buy The WI Cookbook here.


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