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40 delicious roast chicken dinners

A traditional roast chicken with delicious stuffing and buttery, tender flesh is a wonderfully economical dinner that never goes out of style.

Here, we’ve pulled together all our best recipes, complete with homemade stuffing ideas, to inspire your next roast. There’s everything from a sensational Spanish-spiced dish to easy cajun roast chicken pieces. Just serve them up with your favourite vegies, don’t forget the roast potatoes and you’re good to go. Dig in!

Looking for recipes to use your leftover roast chicken?

Need guidance on how to tell if a roast chicken is cooked? Our handy guide covers two methods – using a skewer or a meat thermometer.

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butterflied chicken

Butterflied soy and ginger chicken

Serve with a daikon and carrot salad, plus rice and greens.

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roast chook with cheesy polenta

Roast chicken with cheesy green polenta

Who needs roast spuds?! Brush the chicken with a herb mixture before roasting, and serve it with cheesy polenta and roasted cavolo nero.

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air fryer roast chicken

Our BEST-EVER air fryer roast chicken

The chicken is marinated in herbs and spices before roasting, and served on a bed of crispy gnocchi. Delicious!

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Butterflied roast chicken with leek

Butterflied roast chicken with leek

Butterfly your chicken so it cooks a little quicker and serve with roasted potato and lovely leek for a tasty and fragrant midweek meal idea.

Roast chicken with fennel and garlic

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Roast chicken with fennel and garlic

Roast chicken with fennel and garlic

A classic family favourite, this beautiful roast chicken dish is full of flavour from the baked fennel and garlic, and best of all you can cook almost the whole meal in one pan.

tarragon roast chicken with crispy potatoes

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Tarragon roast chicken with crispy potatoes

Tarragon roast chicken with crispy potatoes

Tasty and juicy tarragon roast chicken with crispy potatoes.

ROAST CHICKEN WITH CHORIZO & CHICK PEA STEW

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Roast chicken with chorizo and chickpea stew

Roast chicken with chorizo and chickpea stew

Roast chicken served with a luxurious smokey and spicy chorizo and chickpea stew.

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Garlic and oregano roast chicken

Garlic and oregano roast chicken

A filling and tasty garlic and oregano flavoured roast chicken. Simple to make with less dishes!

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Chicken and artichoke pot roast

Chicken and artichoke pot roast

Incredibly tender and deeply imbued with flavour, chicken pot roast is fabulous as a Sunday lunch special.

Roast Chicken for Two

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Roast chicken for two

Roast chicken for two

There’s no need to wait for a family gathering or until you get a group of friends together before you can enjoy a roast meal. Sit down together to our roast chicken for two and enjoy!

Roast Chicken and Vegies

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Roast chicken and vegetables

Roast chicken and vegetables

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Smoked bacon roast chicken

Smoked bacon roast chicken

A delicious combination and twist to a classic roast

roast chicken

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Classic roast chicken with gravy

Classic roast chicken with gravy

This classic roast chicken recipe is served with a homemade gravy, potatoes and roast vegetables for a hearty family Sunday dinner idea.

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Tandoori chicken with cucumber salad

Tandoori chicken with cucumber salad

Marinated with Indian spices and yogurt then char-grilled for a that authentic tandoori flavour. Paired with a fresh cucumber salad for a tasty meal.

Roast Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

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Roast chicken with lemon and garlic

Roast chicken with lemon and garlic

We show you how to turn roast chicken into a gourmet meal the whole family will be raving about! The chicken pieces are also ideal to take to a picnic or add to school and work lunch boxes.

ROAST CHICKEN WITH CHORIZO & CHICK PEA STEW

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Roast chicken with chorizo & chickpea stew

Roast chicken with chorizo & chickpea stew

A luxurious smokey and spicy roast chicken with chorizo & chickpea stew.

roast chicken with herb stuffing

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Roast chicken with herb stuffing

Roast chicken with herb stuffing

The tastiest way to feel stuffed.

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Classic roast chicken

This classic roast chicken recipe is the ideal hearty Sunday dinner.

Lemon thyme and chilli roast chicken

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Lemon thyme and chilli roast chicken

Lemon thyme and chilli roast chicken

Sweet, spicy and fragrant roast chicken marinated in a lemon, thyme and chilli sauce.

tarragon roast chicken with crispy potatoes

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Tarragon roast chicken with crispy potatoes

Tasty and juicy tarragon roast chicken with crispy potatoes.

roast chicken with garlic potatoes and rosemary

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Roast chicken with garlic potatoes and rosemary

Roast chicken with garlic potatoes and rosemary

Using thigh cutlets in this way rather than the whole bird shortens the roasting time. The thigh is also the most succulent and flavoursome part of the chicken.

Roast Chicken with potato, tomato and capsicum

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Roast chicken with potato, tomato and capsicum

Roast chicken with potato, tomato and capsicum

This divine bacon wrapped chicken recipe is beautiful enjoyed straight straight from the pan served with fresh veggies for a tasty family dinner.

roast balsamic chicken with garlic bread sauce

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Roast balsamic chicken with garlic bread sauce

Roast balsamic chicken with garlic bread sauce

roast chicken with broad beans and lemon

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Roast chicken with broad beans and lemon

Roast chicken with broad beans and lemon

Roast chicken pairs beautifully with the flavours of lemon and mint while the broad beans add a touch of green.

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Paprika roast chicken with corn and polenta stuffing

Paprika roast chicken with corn and polenta stuffing

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Roast chicken with preserved lemon

Roast chicken with preserved lemon

The sweet zing of chicken and lemon is always a great way to add flavour a texture to a chicken roast. Best served with steamed couscous, sliced red onion, parsley and roasted blanched almonds.

whole chicken in a pot recipe

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Chicken in a pot

Chicken in a pot

This delightful recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly’s ‘The Butcher’ cookbook makes throwing together a delicious Sunday roast so simple. It’s sure to be a hit at any dinner table.

Easy roast chicken

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Easy one-pan roast chicken breasts with veggies

Easy one-pan roast chicken breasts with veggies

This chicken breast recipe is an one-pan wonder featuring delicious veggies and a tasty crumb topping.

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Roasted sumac chicken with baby vegetables

Roasted sumac chicken with baby vegetables

Sumac is a spice ground from berries that flourish wild around the Mediterranean; its tart, lemony flavour goes well with grilled meats.

french style roast chicken recipe

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French-style roast chicken

French-style roast chicken

A traditional roast chicken with delicious stuffing and buttery, tender flesh is a wonderfully economical dinner and a mouth-watering French-inspired version never goes out of style. Serve it up with duck fat potatoes.

Roast Chicken with Red Onion, Garlic and Cherries

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Roast chicken with red onion, garlic and cherries

Roast chicken with red onion, garlic and cherries

mustard roast chicken

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Mustard roast chicken

Mustard roast chicken

Enjoy a hearty Sunday roast with chicken marinated in herbs, butter and mustard for that extra flavour.

asian style roast chicken recipe

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Asian-style roast chicken

Asian-style roast chicken

A traditional roast chicken with delicious stuffing and buttery, tender flesh is a wonderfully economical dinner and a mouth-watering Asian-inspired version never goes out of style. Serve it up with carrots.

roast chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

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Roast chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

Roast chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

Don’t be put off by the amount of garlic in this recipe. It infuses the chicken with a wonderful, yet not overpowering flavour. You can always discard it after cooking, if you don’t want the full garlic experience!

greek-style roast chicken recipe

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Greek-style roast chicken

Greek-style roast chicken

A traditional roast chicken with delicious stuffing and buttery, tender flesh is a wonderfully economical dinner and a mouth-watering Greek-inspired version never goes out of style. Serve it up with olives.

Cajun roast chicken

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Cajun roast chicken with corn cream

Cajun roast chicken with corn cream

This cajun-spiced chicken is packed full of zesty flavours! With corn cream and veggies on the side, it’s a great way to add more greens to your diet and is perfect for a Sunday lunch with the family.

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Tea brined roasted chicken

Tea brined roasted chicken

Change up your next Sunday night roast with this tender tea brined chicken from The Australian Women’s Weekly ‘Made from Scratch’ cookbook. Juicy and succulent meat with a gentle smoky flavour.

Moroccan roast chicken and cauliflower

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Moroccan roast chicken and cauliflower

Get spiced with this Moroccan-roasted style chicken and cauliflower. Scatter olives and coriander over chicken and serve with a ramekin of greek-style yoghurt.

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Honey-roasted chicken with spicy fried potatoes

Honey-roasted chicken with spicy fried potatoes

Sweet with honey and thoroughly spiced, this finger-licking chicken has echoes of Middle Eastern cooking in its mix of flavours. Delicious served with spicy fried potatoes and salad.

spanish style roast chicken recipe

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Spanish-style roast chicken

Spanish-style roast chicken

A traditional roast chicken with delicious stuffing and buttery, tender flesh is a wonderfully economical dinner and a mouth-watering Spanish-inspired version never goes out of style. Serve it up with zucchini.

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