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6 roast chicken recipes to revamp your roast

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 12 November 2021

Whether you’re a traditionalist or like to bend the rules when it comes to a Sunday roast, there’s always room for some fresh inspiration to add to your repertoire. This collection of whole roast chicken recipes from our star authors ranges from classic flavour combinations to ingenious new creations. Go off-piste with the likes of Rick Stein’s rotisserie chicken, or keep it conventional with Mary Berry’s tarragon chicken and gravy. Give your roast an Italian twist with Jamie Oliver’s chicken Margherita, or go for all-out comfort with Nigella’s one-pot orzo chicken. Or bookmark each of these recipes and try them all this roast season.

Frankie and Olive's Roast Chicken

Frankie and Olive’s Roast Chicken

by Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore’s paprika, rosemary and thyme roasted chicken is spatchcocked to aid the roasting process and deliver even, perfectly bronzed skin.

Jamie Oliver’s Easy Peri Peri Chicken

Jamie Oliver’s Easy Peri Peri Chicken

Jamie Oliver’s peri-peri inspired chicken couldn’t be easier to make. Flavoured with harissa, garlic and aromatic mint, it is served on a bed of chunky potato wedges infused with juices from the chicken.

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Rick Stein’s Rotisserie-style Chicken

Rick Stein’s Rotisserie-style Chicken

Rick Stein follows France’s lead in this rotisserie-inspired recipe. Slow-roasted in a low oven, the chicken is marinated in a butter flavoured with cayenne, lemon, garlic and thyme.

Nigella Lawson’s Chicken in a Pot with Lemon and Orzo

Nigella Lawson’s Chicken in a Pot with Lemon and Orzo

For a roast with a point of difference, we love Nigella’s chicken in a pot with orzo. In place of potatoes and roasted veg, the perfectly-burnished chicken is served on a bed of brothy, soothing orzo. Comfort food defined.

Mary Berry’s Roast Chicken with Tarragon Butter & Melting Onions

Mary Berry’s Roast Chicken with Tarragon Butter & Melting Onions

Mary Berry’s aromatic roast chicken with tarragon is served with a side of buttery, soft onions and plenty of gravy.

Jamie Oliver’s Roast Chicken Margherita

Jamie Oliver’s Roast Chicken Margherita

For an Italian twist on your Sunday lunch, try Jamie’s roast chicken margherita, featuring slow-roasted tomatoes and a side of mozzarella-stuffed gnocchi.

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