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Roasting and Baking Chicken Meals for The Whole Family

Our collection of roasting and baking chicken meals includes a variety of culinary meals for every taste. From casseroles to pot pies, we have loads of traditional roasting and baking chicken meals, so that you will always find something new to cook from our selection of guides.

What is the Difference Between Roasting and Baking Chicken?

Roasting and baking chicken are two different cooking methods, but they are often used interchangeably. The main difference is that baking usually involves a lower temperature for longer periods of time, while roasting typically uses higher temperatures and shorter cooking times. Roasting also imparts more flavor to the chicken due to the Maillard reaction, which occurs when proteins and carbohydrates are exposed to heat. This flavor-enhancing reaction is why roasted meats tend to have more color and flavor than baked meats.

When it comes to roasting or baking chicken meals, there are some general tips you should follow for best results. For example, if you’re roasting a whole chicken, season it inside and out with salt before placing it in the oven. This helps bring out the flavors of the bird as it roasts. Additionally, always use a meat thermometer to check that your chicken has been cooked through before serving. Doing this will ensure that your family won’t end up with food poisoning!

Roasting and Baking Chicken Recipes for Beginners

Not sure where to start with roasting and baking chicken? We have plenty of easy recipes that are suitable for beginner cooks. A whole roast chicken is always a great option, as it’s quite simple to make. Most recipes require only minimal seasoning and preparation before you can pop it into the oven.

If you want to add some more flavor, try out our garlic and herb roasted chicken - it's packed full of flavor! For something a little more interesting, try out one of our more complex recipes like the crispy-skinned butterflied chicken with feta and tomatoes. This recipe requires a few extra steps - such as preheating the oven and cutting up the chicken - but the results are worth it! The combination of crispy skin, juicy tomatoes, and creamy feta makes this dish one of our most popular recipes.

And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not try out one of our baked casseroles? Our creamy bacon and leek casserole is perfect for cloudy days when all you need is warm comfort food.

Roasting and Baking Chicken Meal Ideas
Classic Turkey Gravy

Classic Turkey Gravy is a sauce that serves 8. One portion of this dish contains around 19g of protein, 8g of fat, and a total of 180 calories. For $1.01 per serving, this recipe covers 10% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Head to the store and pick up turkey drippings from your roasting pan, neck and giblets from your turkey, kosher salt and pepper, and a few other things to make it today. This recipe from Foodnetwork has 2 fans. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 3 hours. With a spoonacular score of 37%, this dish is not so outstanding. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Classic Turkey Gravy, Classic Turkey Gravy, and Roast Turkey with Classic Pan Gravy.

Turkey Gravy

Need a dairy free sauce? Turkey Gravy could be a tremendous recipe to try. For 48 cents per serving, this recipe covers 7% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 169 calories, 13g of protein, and 11g of fat. This recipe serves 8. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 20 minutes. This recipe from Foodnetwork requires eggs, salt, meat from your roast turkey, and pan juices from the turkey roasting pan. 1 person were glad they tried this recipe. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 23%. This score is rather bad. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Sara Moulton’s Best Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy & carving turkey tips, Simple Roast Turkey with Rich Turkey Gravy, and Miso-Rubbed Turkey with Turkey Gravy.

Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic takes about 1 hour and 5 minutes from beginning to end. This recipe makes 15 servings with 26 calories, 0g of protein, and 3g of fat each. For 5 cents per serving, this recipe covers 0% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe from Allrecipes has 1 fans. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, paleolithic, and lacto ovo vegetarian diet. It works well as a hor d'oeuvre. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 9%, which is very bad (but still fixable). Try Roasted Garlic Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Garlic Pita Chips, Roasting Garlic in 3 Easy Steps + Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette, and Hummus 3 Ways: Roasted Red Pepper, Roasted Garlic Or Traditional for similar recipes.

Butterflied Jerk Chicken

Butterflied Jerk Chicken could be just the gluten free and dairy free recipe you've been looking for. One serving contains 620 calories, 35g of protein, and 32g of fat. This recipe serves 4. For $3.13 per serving, this recipe covers 27% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. It works well as a main course. 2 people were glad they tried this recipe. It is a rather expensive recipe for fans of Central American food. This recipe from Foodnetwork requires jamaican jerk seasoning, roasting chicken, ground cloves, and ground cinnamon. Overall, this recipe earns a solid spoonacular score of 49%. Users who liked this recipe also liked Butterflied Chicken, Broiled, Butterflied Chicken, and Butterflied Asian Chicken.

Roasted Garlic Tyrokavteri

Roasted Garlic Tyrokavteri might be just the side dish you are searching for. Watching your figure? This gluten free and vegetarian recipe has 551 calories, 15g of protein, and 50g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 3. For $3.39 per serving, this recipe covers 19% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. If you have oregano, feta, half-and-half, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. Not a lot of people made this recipe, and 5 would say it hit the spot. It is brought to you by Allrecipes. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 15 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 63%. This score is pretty good. Try Roasted Garlic Spinach & Artichoke Dip with Garlic Pita Chips, Roasting Garlic in 3 Easy Steps + Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette, and Cheesy Fried Polenta w/Pan Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts + Roasted Garlic Sage Oil for similar recipes.

Roast Chicken with Oyster Stuffing

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Roast Chicken with Oyster Stuffing a try. This recipe serves 6 and costs $2.85 per serving. One serving contains 1106 calories, 70g of protein, and 64g of fat. A mixture of bread, paprika, roasting chicken, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so scrumptious. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 2 hours and 35 minutes. 1 person found this recipe to be delicious and satisfying. Thanksgiving will be even more special with this recipe. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 66%. This score is solid. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Roast Chicken with Corn Bread and Oyster Stuffing, John Dory Oyster Bar Oyster Pan Roast with Uni Butter Crostini, and Oyster (un)stuffing.

Simple Turkey Gravy with Mushrooms

The recipe Simple Turkey Gravy with Mushrooms can be made in about 25 minutes. One serving contains 410 calories, 39g of protein, and 22g of fat. This dairy free recipe serves 1 and costs $2.54 per serving. 11 person found this recipe to be delicious and satisfying. A mixture of water, turkey fat from roasting pan, turkey drippings, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. It works well as a sauce. It is brought to you by Allrecipes. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 78%, which is pretty good. Users who liked this recipe also liked Simple Roast Turkey with Rich Turkey Gravy, Savory Turkey Gravy with Mushrooms and Onions, and Slow Cooker Turkey with No-Fuss Gravy {Simple Thanksgiving Solution}.

Harvest Stuffed Chicken

Harvest Stuffed Chicken might be just the side dish you are searching for. This recipe serves 6. For $2.95 per serving, this recipe covers 36% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains about 64g of protein, 65g of fat, and a total of 1019 calories. If you have corn bread/muffin mix, roasting chicken, unseasoned stuffing croutons, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. This recipe is liked by 1 foodies and cooks. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 2 hours and 35 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a dairy free diet. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. Overall, this recipe earns a pretty good spoonacular score of 67%. Users who liked this recipe also liked Harvest Stuffed Sweets, Harvest Stuffed Pork Loin, and Harvest-stuffed Portobello Mushrooms.

Garlic Clove Chicken

Garlic Clove Chicken might be just the main course you are searching for. One portion of this dish contains roughly 49g of protein, 52g of fat, and a total of 705 calories. For $2.42 per serving, this recipe covers 28% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 6. 1 person has made this recipe and would make it again. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, dairy free, whole 30, and ketogenic diet. Head to the store and pick up roasting chicken, pepper, garlic cloves, and a few other things to make it today. It is brought to you by Taste of Home. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes. Overall, this recipe earns a pretty good spoonacular score of 60%. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as 40 Clove Garlic Chicken, Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken, and 44-clove garlic (and chicken) soup.

Roasted Red Peppers: Salsa Criolla with Campfire

Roasted Red Peppers: Salsa Criolla with Campfire is a caveman, gluten free, primal, and whole 30 recipe with 6 servings. For $1.38 per serving, this recipe covers 17% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One portion of this dish contains about 3g of protein, 15g of fat, and a total of 195 calories. 1 person were impressed by this recipe. It works well as a hor d'oeuvre. This recipe is typical of Mexican cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 40 minutes. It is brought to you by Foodnetwork. If you have wine vinegar, bell peppers, olive oil, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 89%. This score is awesome. Similar recipes are Roasted Red Peppers: Two Roasting Techniques and How Marinate Them, Grilled Bell Peppers with Criolla Sauce, and Grilled Bell Peppers with Criolla Sauce.

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