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18 Roast Chicken Recipes You'll Actually Want To Eat

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1. Soy and Citrus Marinated Chicken

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A little bit tangy and a little bit sweet, this chicken gets marinated in a mixture of garlic, ginger, citrus juice, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar. Get the recipe.

2. Tandoori Chicken

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Drumsticks and thighs get coated in a thick layer of delicious sauce made with Greek yogurt, lime, garlic, tandoori spices, cilantro, garam masala, and turmeric. Serve it with warm naan or biryani for sopping up all that sauce. Get the recipe.

3. Oven Roasted Chicken Schwarma

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Serve this tender schwarma over a salad, on rice, or slice it up and toss it into a pita wrap with a schmear of hummus, a drizzle of plain yogurt, or chopped veggies. Get the recipe.


4. Roasted Harissa Chicken Wings with Herbed Yogurt Dipping Sauce

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Totally baked and never fried, this spicy chicken wings are the perfect dish for game day (or any day). Get the recipe.

5. Asian-Glazed Chicken Thighs

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You can serve this Asian-inspired chicken with bok choy or any green vegetable like broccoli, spinach, or Chinese cabbage. This one-skillet dish serves eight people and is bound to be a crowd pleaser. Get the recipe.

6. Coconut Pot Roasted Chicken

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Turn a whole chicken into a melt-in-your-mouth, tender, and rich meal with the help of a few Thai-inspired ingredients like fish sauce, coconut milk, and lemongrass. Get the recipe.

7. Crispy Oven "Fried" Chicken

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This chicken gets coated in an egg wash, doused in flour, then covered in bread crumbs, onion powder, and garlic powder. Bake it in the oven for about 20 minutes and the result is golden-brown, crispy chicken that tastes as good as the fried version. Get the recipe.


9. Ina Garten's Mustard Roasted Chicken

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Leave it to the Barefoot Contessa to turn a basic chicken dinner into something you'll crave. The secret: A dijon mustard, breadcrumb, and buttermilk mixture that'll take drumsticks to the next level. Get the recipe.

11. Thai Piri Piri Chickn

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Whole roasted chicken gets a flavor boost from a rub made of red Thai chilis, shallots, garlic, and tomato. Serve this comfort food with an easy homemade cole slaw and sweet potato wedges. Get the recipe.


12. Skillet Cranberry Roasted Chicken

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Would ya look at that? Dinner comes together from start to finish in a single skillet. Get the recipe.

13. Crispy, Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs

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This spicy chicken is marinated in fish sauce, Sriracha, and rice vinegar, which gets thick and syrupy in a cast-iron skillet. Get ready for perfectly crispy skin and tender, dark meat. Get the recipe.

14. Buttermilk Roasted Chicken and Garlic

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The trick to this recipe is planning ahead: Let your drumsticks marinate over night in the buttermilk, olive oil, and herb mixture. Then, once roasted, they're super moist and full of flavor. Get the recipe.

15. Oven Barbecued Chicken Wings

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These chicken wings gets tossed in paprika, salt, thyme, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. If you're pressed for time or just feeling lazy, a store bought barbecue sauce should do the trick. Get the recipe.


16. Herb Roasted Chicken in Creamy White Wine Sauce

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If you want to make this dish less indulgent, you can swap heavy cream for whole milk or even cashew milk. Mixed with white wine, flour, chicken stock, and sautéed onions, the result will still taste seriously creamy. Get the recipe.

18. Roasted Lemongrass Chicken Thighs

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This one-pan, ten-ingredient Asian chicken might just become your go-to dinner. Serve it over rice or with a side of your favorite veggies. Get the recipe.