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Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

It's just so easy.
03/24/2015 07:42am ET | Updated December 6, 2017

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How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush

Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"

If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's sentiment, we're willing to bet it's because you don't yet know how easy it is to roast a chicken; nor how great the reward is when you do so. Not only do you get a delicious dinner (or two) out of it, but it also fills your home with the most wonderful aroma as the chicken cooks. It's the stuff of great Sunday night dinners, only it's easy enough for Mondays.

We rounded up 16 recipes to get you started on your chicken-roasting adventure. After giving a couple of these a try -- and with the help of Daniel Boulud's four secrets for perfect chicken -- you'll soon realize you don't need a recipe at all. It's that simple.

1
Chipotle Lime Butter Whole Roasted Chicken
How Sweet It Is
2
Oven Roasted Rotisserie Style Chicken
This Gal Cooks
3
Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken
Cafe Johnsonia
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4
Savory Slow Cooker Chicken
Handle The Heat
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5
Roasted Chicken With Fig Butter
Bev Cooks
6
Brown Sugar Butter Roasted Chicken
How Sweet It Is
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7
Simple Roast Chicken With Garlic And Lemon
Just A Taste
8
Honey Glazed Lemon Roast Chicken
Simply Recipes
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9
Oven Roasted Chicken With Lemon Rosemary Garlic Butter
Foodie Crush
10
Roast Chicken With Yams, Oranges And Blue Moon
Adventures in Cooking
11
Roasted Chicken With Harissa Rub
Feasting At Home
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12
Lemon, Rosemary And Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken
Handle The Heat
13
Chipotle Roast Chicken
Handle The Heat
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14
Beer Can Chicken
How Sweet It Is
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15
Roast Chicken With Cream Fraîche And Herbs
Manger
16
Roast Chicken With Persimmons And Sage
Adventures in Cooking
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