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Our Top Whole Chicken Recipes

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Sometimes, just one part of the chicken isn't enough! Keep the whole family happy with some of our favorite recipes for whole chicken. Cooking a whole chicken has never been so easy, plus, you'll have plenty of leftover chicken for lunch the next day. You can't beat that! From roasted chicken to beer can chicken and garlic lover's chicken, we have enough whole chicken recipes to keep everyone in the family happy!


At first glance you're going to think we've made a mistake in these directions — cover a chicken with lettuce leaves?! Yup! The lettuce helps hold in the moisture and keeps the spices from burning. It actually acts like the skin when the chicken roast is finished.

Beer Can Chicken

Saucy and flavorful, this easy whole chicken recipe for a barbecue classic, Beer Can Chicken, will have everyone raving about this tender and moist grill favorite! If you've never cooked like this before, you have to give it a try.

Garlic Lover's Chicken

This chicken is juicy and flavorful with a perfectly mellow garlic flavor. Serve Garlic Lover's Chicken tonight and enjoy the tastes of comfort with one of our favorite whole chicken recipes.

Hot 'n' Spicy Orange Chicken

You thought cooking lighter was boring but no way! Wait 'til you taste our Hot 'n' Spicy Orange Chicken, and you'll see just how exciting it can be.

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables

Roasted Chicken with Vegetables is a classic family favorite, so gather everyone 'round for this go-to meal! You'll love it!

Classic Fried Chicken

What's the secret ingredient that makes our Classic Fried Chicken recipe one of the most flavorful whole chicken recipes ever? It's the buttermilk bath we give it before coating and frying it to crispy perfection!

Country French Chicken

Country French Chicken takes your taste buds to the French countryside when you prepare this flavor-packed recipe for whole chicken and veggies that roast to tender perfection with white wine and fresh herbs.

Dining Room Chicken

Eating in the dining room seems to make food taste special. It could be the fond memories of all the special meals shared there, or maybe it's just that we serve different kinds of food. Try serving this dish for dining room meals and kitchen meals... it's great everywhere!

Mama's Garlic Chicken

Make your own rotisserie-style chicken at home with our easy recipe for Mama's Garlic Chicken. The aromas coming from your oven will surely draw everyone to the table in a hurry.

Lemon Bundt Pan Chicken

Break out your bundt pan 'cause we're making...chicken? Yep! Our Lemon Bundt Pan Chicken cooks up so moist and flavorful, you'll want to make it this way all the time! It looks pretty fancy, too!

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