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Roast Chicken Dinner 4 Different Ways

If you're craving a real roast Sunday dinner but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen, we've got you covered. Here are some easy shortcuts and alternatives for a quick and tasty, roast chicken dinner.

1. The Classic | Ready in 1 hour 30 minutes

A roast chicken dinner that'll make Mom proud!

Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken

Yes! You can have a classic roast chicken dinner without too much hassle. This rapid roast involves minimal prep, and tastes just like an old-fashioned roast chicken.

Spicy Rapid Roast Chicken

Photo by cookin'mama

Zucchini and Potato Bake

This tray of veggie and potatoes cooks without any fuss alongside the chicken in the oven.

Zucchini and Potato Bake

Photo by ALFANN02

Roast Chicken Pan Gravy

Once the chicken is out of the oven, cover it with foil and let it rest. Then, use the pan juices to make this simple and tasty gravy.

Roast Chicken Pan Gravy

Photo by Baking Nana

2. The One Pot Winner | Ready in 1 hour 25 minutes

A roast chicken dinner that's ideal for busy families.

Braise-Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Carrots

Don't want to fuss with too many dishes? This spatchcock chicken is roasted in the oven with carrots and lemon. The beauty of this dish is that your gravy and veggies cook together with the chicken.

Braise-Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Carrots

Photo by hello angie

Healthier Oven Roasted Potatoes

To complete the meal, cook these herb roast potatoes on a sheet-pan while the chicken is cooking.

Healthier Oven Roasted Potatoes

Photo by RainbowJewels

3. The Greek Sheet Pan | Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes

A roast chicken dinner that's easy enough for busy weeknights.

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

If a whole chicken seems like too much work, try this tray bake that's made with chicken legs, potatoes, and green beans.

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

Photo by Molly

Tzatziki Sauce I

This simple sauce take a mere 5 minutes to make, and tastes tangy and delicious with the chicken.

Tzatziki Sauce

Photo by Kim's Cooking Now

4. The Timesaver | Ready in 1 hour

A roast chicken dinner that's ideal for dinner parties.

Butterflied Roast Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary

This butterflied chicken cooks is an hour, and the wine, lemon, and rosemary make a delicious sauce. This article has some great tips on how to butterfly chicken like a pro.

Butterflied Roast Chicken with Lemon and Rosemary

Photo by foodelicious

Roasted Potatoes with Greens

While the chicken is roasting, pop in some red potatoes and spinach for a quick meat and veggie side.

Roasted Potatoes with Greens

Photo by Dianne

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About Vicky McDonald

Always looking for more cheese! I love to bake, potter about the garden, and drink lemony gin & tonics in the sun. I also blog at stasty.com.