Roast Chicken Recipe Roundup

October 30, 2021

I remember when I first cooked up a whole chicken. I was in my late 20s and intimidated to try. Partly because we were purchasing happy roasting birds from a local farm and I didn't want to mess them up. But also because a whole roast chicken was not something my mom usually cooked except for a turkey on the holidays.


With some guidance from my friend who turned me on to Jamie Oliver, I found a recipe that we loved (and still use to this day). I'm certainly not intimidated to try new whole bird recipes anymore, but wanted to share a few in case there are some of you still looking for a good one to use as your "go-to".

Our Family Favourite:

Jamie Oliver's Perfect Roast Chicken

(I love how simple this one is & I roast our veggies at the same time. Don't skip the lemon inside... it brings out the most delightful flavours in the meat!)

A Customer Favourite:

Samin Nosrat's Buttermilk-Marinated Roast Chicken

(Many are familiar with Samin Nosrat's Salt Fat Acid Heat book and Netflix series. This recipe comes highly recommended by one of our own customers.)

One We Want To Try:

Nadiya Hussain's Chicken Roast

(Who doesn't love the way Nadiya writes & talks about cooking?! I want to give her recipe a try soon.)

Do you have a favourite roast chicken recipe that is a staple in your house? We'd love to hear about it! Email: farming@happinessbytheacre.ca

Sarah Riedner

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