whole chicken recipes for holiday celebrations and every day

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We know chicken is most likely saved for your favorite easy, weeknight meals or a quick Sunday roast, and usually not your first thought when it comes to a holiday meal. We aim to change your mind! If you are you looking at entertaining a smaller guest list for the upcoming holidays, or you just don't have the time or energy to devote to a complicated roast and all the sides, then we are here to help with recommendations for EASY, whole chicken recipes for your holiday table. Most of these recipes can be prepped in just a few minutes and ready to eat in less than 2 hours, freeing up your time for more important things.

Whole Chicken Recipe Recommendations For Easy Entertaining

Nicole from Golden Grace Kitchen brings together the classic combination of fresh pungent herbs and citrus with her festive roasted chicken. The best part about her Citrus Roasted Whole Chicken is that it is all done in a slow cooker, making it prepped and ready to cook in just about 5 minutes.

If you still want the ease of a slow cooker roasted chicken recipe but with more adventurous flavors, try Nicole's Garlic-Chili Rotisserie Chicken. It's packed full of flavor, easy to prepare and stays super moist because of the cooking method. She recommends serving with a salad, rice, mashed potatoes, or macaroni and cheese.

Simple is sometimes the best, especially like with this Roasted Chicken with Garlic & Herbs. You'll need just a few ingredients and about 15 minutes to get the chicken prepped and into the oven for roasting. Grab some of your favorite spring root vegetables, toss them with a little olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper for a delicious side to go along with your roasted chicken.

Ready to jump into Spring and get the grill cranking up for the holiday weekend? Chef Mark Phillips from Southern Temptation takes a whole chicken and roasts it vertically on the grill which allows the chicken to cook more evenly, naturally bastes the meat with the melting fats, and doesn't require any turning or trussing to cook. Follow his steps for a simply prepared Grilled Whole Chicken that family and friends will be reminiscing over for years to come.

And finally, if you really want to step outside the box to serve a whole chicken dish that makes your taste buds dance with intense flavor, try Slice of Jess' Peruvian Chicken with Aji Verde Sauce. The fresh green herb sauce made with cotija cheese and Greek yogurt, is a beautiful accompaniment to the mouth-watering flavors produced by the South American inspired marinade for the chicken.


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