What's For Dinner? Roast Chicken in Under an Hour!

A simple roast chicken can be flavored with pesto, paired with root vegetables, rubbed with spice -- you name it! These are some of our favorite variations on a classic and tasty dish

Rapid Roast Chicken

Rapid Roast Chicken

Shirley Fan

Nothing beats the succulent goodness of homemade roast chicken, but who has the time? If you want to get out of the kitchen in less than an hour, try this quick and easy recipe.

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Lemon-Garlic Chicken: Stuff 1 quartered lemon, 5 cloves garlic, and 5-7 fresh thyme sprigs into the chicken. If you have any remaining, scatter around the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.

Five-Spice Chicken: Rub 1 to 2 teaspoons of Chinese five-spice powder over the chicken before seasoning with salt and pepper.

Pesto Chicken
: Rub 1 to 2 tablespoons of prepared or homemade pesto around the chicken before roasting.

Quick Roast Chicken & Root Vegetables

Quick Roast Chicken & Root Vegetables

Ken Buris

Roasted chicken in 45 minutes? No problem! This technique of starting bone-in chicken breasts on the stovetop and finishing them in a hot oven with vegetables gets a hearty dinner on the table in a hurry. While everything roasts, you still have time to make a quick pan sauce with shallot and Dijon mustard.

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Herb-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Pot Roast Chicken

Lisa Park

Roasted chicken and vegetables is a comforting classic that never gets old.

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Pot Roast Chicken

Pot Roast Chicken


Thyme and lemon give off a delicious scent, and this bird smells just as good as it tastes. Serve it on a bed of vegetables, or with the veggies on the side.

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